A Long Weekend Exploring the Lovely Alsace from Colmar, France!

Exploring the lovely Alsace from Colmar France over a long weekend in the Fall!

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All You Need To Know About Day Tripping to St. Emilion Without A Tour Guide!

I will start off by disclosing that this is a companion piece to my recent post My Day in St. Émilion Without A Tour Company! You will see some of the same pictures and read some of the same facts, but this post is meant to provide a more detailed guide to exploring and planning … Continue reading All You Need To Know About Day Tripping to St. Emilion Without A Tour Guide!

My Day In St. Emilion Without a Tour Company!

As you may know from reading my Wine Cruising to Sauternes post, there are, to many tourists surprise, no vineyards or wine châteaux in the city of Bordeaux! All of the châteaux that make the famous “Bordeaux wine” are located in designated areas around Bordeaux. St. Émilion is one of those areas and in my opinion, is the easiest … Continue reading My Day In St. Emilion Without a Tour Company!

Restaurant Review: Le Restaurant Bar Andre. Fresh Seafood in La Rochelle, France.

Le Restaurant Bar Andre is most certainly the most famous restaurant in La Rochelle, France (if you are unfamiliar with La Rochelle, read about it here). Restaurant Andre is located right in the heart of La Rochelle, in its Vieux Port just below La Rochelle's iconic towers. Restaurant Andre has been open since 1947 and now … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Le Restaurant Bar Andre. Fresh Seafood in La Rochelle, France.

Wine Cruising to Sauternes with Bordeaux Office de Tourisme

Dan and I visited the city of Bordeaux and its surrounding wine regions in June 2016.  For those unfamiliar with Bordeaux wine, there are no actual vineyards in the city of Bordeaux (it is a regular city with a large university).  The famous “Bordeaux wine” comes from a number of small regions surrounding Bordeaux.  Wines … Continue reading Wine Cruising to Sauternes with Bordeaux Office de Tourisme