Victor Hugo compared the beauty of Bordeaux to Versailles while the rest of us equate it to Paris without the stress, crowds, and expense. The ultimate pilgrimage for gastronomes and oenophiles.
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Local Tip If you're driving, park in the Bourse Parking lot which is less than a 5 minute walk from La Raclette. For an original and delicious desert try the Fruit Tartiflette.
Local Tip Ask the hotel to suggest some walking routes of the area. There are many paths to explore, notably the Route de Compostella. Even though it's a short hike a pied into Saint Emilion from this great hotel there...
The first Valentine was written and sent by a priest on February 14, 269 AD to a prison guard’s daughter. It was signed simply, “Your...more »
While I know it shouldn’t, there’s something about wine tasting that intimidates me. No matter how many times I do it, I’ll never shake that feeling that no matter how long someone spends...more »
For those who have yet to experience France’s best kept secret, I’hexagone is about to get even more intriguing. Famed for the rugged coves...more »
At Place Pey Berland the 9th annual outdoor ice skating rink is ready for holiday fun! There are two rinks, a maze and track rink for adults and the "Garden Ice" area for children under 8 years. Don't have skates? No problem. Rentals skates of all sizes available. Enjoy skating everyday from 10:00 -22:00 until January 2nd at Place... more »
Monthly Meeting: last Tuesday of every month. You are cordially invited to attend the Franco-British Business Association the last Tuesday of every month at the Bellini Cafe on the Allees de Tourny from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm for a glass of wine and conversation.The FBBA is a group of French, British and other international expats with an... more »
The La Rochelle Marathon weekend is a well organized event and highlights a great run around the historic port of La Rochelle. The city is filled with excellent restaurants and hotels catering to the running crowd. Here's an opportunity for an action getaway holiday weekend, November 28 to 30, in a beautiful location! Actual marathon... more »
Don't miss the Gironde's largest and Bordeaux's best Christmas market at Allee de Tourny. Discover those special gifts for all the family. Celebrating 17 years of success, this festive market has become a holiday tradition in the region of Bordeaux with over 150 exhibitors displaying original crafts, gourmet delicacies and unique gift ideas... more »
"Travel and change of pace impart new vigor to the mind" - Seneca