Tour de France – Day 7 (Hermitage/Aix-en-Provence)

Grignan

Day 7 happened to fall on the first Saturday in July. Despite leaving Beaune at 8:30 in the morning, we hit traffic. We quickly learned that the first Saturday in July is when the entire population of Northern Europe descends upon Southern Europe, fleeing their gray, sunless skies in favor of the warm beaches and […]

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Tour de France – Day 6 (Burgundy)

Chateau Meursault

We actually spent two nights in Burgundy, with one full day which will be mostly a photo tour, because really, while the wine tasting and tour of Chateau Meursault was awesome, the pictures better tell the story. It was our first stop on Friday morning (after we enjoyed the French country breakfast our host prepared!) […]

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Tour de France – Day 5 (Sancerre/Burgundy)

Sancerre

After waking up in Chavignol on the Fourth of July (just another day in France, of course), we headed for the town of Sancerre, with a cafe first on our list of stops. We found a cute little square, occupied at that moment mostly by cyclists, where we enjoyed our American coffees (because tasting wine […]

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Tour de France – Day 3/4 (Vouvray/Tours/Chenonceau/Chavignol)

Château de Chenonceau

We woke up early on Tuesday to get on the road to Tours, south of Normandy and back in the Loire Valley and we had lined up an appointment at a winery in Vouvray on the way. The vines of the winery had been devastated by hail recently and the owner was still kind enough […]

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Tour de France – Day 1 (Nantes and Mont St. Michele)

Le Mont St. Michele

*I started a post on the day of the visit to Nantes and Mont St. Michele, but the interwebs are spotty in France so pardon my pre-dated posting* Sunday morning was the first day of our tour of France. We were feeling pretty good about the schedule we’d worked on— making sure to hit highlights […]

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Parc Peixotto on the last day of school

Parc Peixotto

Today is Dave’s last day of school. If you’re hearing celebratory cheers, that’s probably just us. His time in Bordeaux has been dominated by a rather large project that included an audit of a winery…analyzing the cellar, grape processing, marketing, finances…the whole operation, so needless to say, now that it’s done (and he says it […]

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