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Pickled in the past, the beautiful town of Bourg France

Written by on January 20, 2017 in Aquitaine
Pickled in the past, the beautiful town of Bourg France

Bourg has a fairy tale looking village, a chateau and fabulous good looks that entice visitors to want to return again and again… Blaye and Bourg in the Gironde Department, Aquitaine (Nouvelle Aquitaine as it was renamed in 2016), are synonymous in history and heritage but each embraces a special legacy, where they walked hand-in-hand […]

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What To See And Do In Historic Bordeaux France

Written by on September 20, 2016 in Aquitaine
What To See And Do In Historic Bordeaux France

Travel is like many other things in life – we get what we put into it. So much of the pleasure of travel is anticipation: plotting the route, learning about history and culture, imagining the sights, and stumbling into new discoveries. La Belle Bordeaux Bordeaux is often referred to as the “Port of the Moon” […]

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Sarlat Dordogne In Photos

Written by on August 7, 2016 in Aquitaine, Photo gallery, Places to Go
Sarlat Dordogne In Photos

Sarlat is a town that has retained its ancient good looks to a quite astounding level. Sarlat, or to give it its full name – Sarlat-la-Canéda, is a little bit off the beaten-track and all the better for it. In fact it was very much off the beaten track for almost two centuries from the […]

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Bordeaux Museum Of Wine

Written by on June 8, 2016 in Aquitaine, Wine and Drinks
Bordeaux Museum Of Wine

On June 1 2016, a brand new wine museum opened in Bordeaux. La Cité du Vin is unique, extraordinary and quite brilliant. Not entirely surprisingly, the museum is dedicated to a subject close to the heart of Bordeaux – it’s all about wine! Bordeaux is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, was voted Best European Tourist […]

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Beautiful Brantome In The Dordogne

Written by on May 27, 2016 in Aquitaine, Photo gallery
Beautiful Brantome In The Dordogne

Brantôme is pretty enough to be pictured on the lid of a chocolate box. There’s something about its lush green good looks and romantic streets that makes all who visit fall in love with it… What to see and do in Brantome You’ll find Brantome in Dordogne, in the north west of Périgord Vert, and […]

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Bordeaux City Guide

Written by on May 2, 2016 in Aquitaine
Bordeaux City Guide

Aquitaine’s “pearl”, the city of Bordeaux, is elegant, sophisticated, packed with beautiful buildings, fabulous restaurants and is THE place to go if you love wine. It’s a town to wander on foot or to be whizzed around by futuristic trams that criss cross the city – they’re easy to use and very economical. Bordeaux City […]

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Reasons To Visit Sensational Sarlat Dordogne

Written by on February 10, 2016 in Aquitaine
Reasons To Visit Sensational Sarlat Dordogne

A typical day in Sarlat, music, merriment and splendid good looks, friendly people and a gorgeous market, if you’ve ever needed a reason to visit this lovely town in the Dordogne – read on! On a corner of the rue de la Liberté, two acoustic guitarists Jacques Fourgèvre and André Bernard, are playing a splendid, […]

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Perigord Walnuts

Written by on August 13, 2015 in Aquitaine, Gastronomy
Perigord Walnuts

Papa – my French girlfriend’s father – was in ‘ribbing the English’ mood, specifically me. If he was to be my father-in-law, I had certain standards to meet. It was a game he liked to play at my expense, not least because he knew I took it all in good sport…much of the time! Well, […]

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Medoc Ocean France

Written by on July 30, 2015 in Aquitaine
Medoc Ocean France

Meandering around Maubuisson, in the region known as Medoc Ocean: If you like sun, surf and seafood in France, then Maubuisson may be just the place for you. Situated on the Atlantic coast in Aquitaine, the area boasts France’s largest lake, Lac d’Hourtin et de Carcans, as well as world famous waves. Maubuisson is designed for […]

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Visit to Saint Emilion

Written by on July 29, 2015 in Aquitaine
Visit to Saint Emilion

When we landed at the remote, industrial port of Le Verdon-sur-Mer at the mouth of the Gironde River, about 100km northwest of Bordeaux, it was a cold and rainy October morning. The Gironde is an imposing body of water, the biggest estuary in all of Europe, which flows into the Bay of Biscay on the […]

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