• Day39

    Honfleur, France

    September 10, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    We went to the historic town of Rouen which is the capital of higher Normandy. Our two hour guided walking tour included visits to Renaissance buildings, a Gothic cathedral and the Old Market Place where Joan of Arc was burned in 1431.Read more

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  • Day37

    Saint Malo, France

    September 8, 2017 in France ⋅ 🌬 17 °C

    We drove to the Bay of Mont Saint Michel and began with a restaurant stop for a gouter (pastry around chocolate) and apple cider.
    Mont Saint Michel is one of the most famous monuments in France. It was built on a rocky island and founded in the 10th century.
    The day ended with a visit to the small fishing village of Cancale, known for its oyster beds.
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  • Day36

    Belle Ile, France

    September 7, 2017 in France ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Our tour took us around the entire island. We viewed small villages, amazing rock formations and majestic cliffs that towered over the sea.
    We stopped at Sarah Bernhardt’s estate, part of which was a converted bunker.
    Our tour ended at the Citadel high above the quaint town and harbor.
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  • Day35

    Bordeaux, France (Day 2)

    September 6, 2017 in France ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    We began our second day by touring Bordeaux’s Old Town and visiting some of its oldest vineyards. We had an excellent tour of the Chateau Bouscaut given by its charming owner. We then went into the tasting room where we sampled several great wines.
    In the afternoon we toured the vineyards of St. Emilion and Pomerol regions. The village of St. Emilion a UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by 13th century walls was our next stop. This medieval town was very interesting and different from others we have seen.
    Our tour ended at the Chateau Du Tailhas Pomerol where we had another cellar tour and wine tasting.
    Our 2 days in Bordeaux were fantastic.
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    Lynne Petersen

    Rose, I think you are having better tastings than the pre taste here. You will be an expert on wine by the time you get home.

    9/12/17Reply
     
  • Day34

    Bordeaux, France

    September 5, 2017 in France ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    We are in Bordeaux for two days and wanted to visit as many appellations as possible. We booked 4 tours with very tight connect times.
    Our first tour was a visit to the Medoc area. We were excited to drive on the famous D2 wine road stopping at grand Chateaux. We had a guided tour of the vineyards and wine cellar at Chateau Siran. Our tasting of several great wines was accompanied by cheese and bread.
    In the evening we went to the Classified Wine Chateau Haut Bailly located in the Pessac-Leognan appellation. After touring the vineyards and winery we had an elegant dinner in the Chateau with fantastic wines and food.
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    Lynne Petersen

    You both look elegant, anxious to hear how great all the wine tasted.

    9/8/17Reply

    Looking great!! Love you, Amy

    9/9/17Reply
    Kabob

    I'm suppose to be looking at the great scenery but can't help but notice your darling shoes! Way to go, Rose!!! 🍷🍷 👠

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  • Day20

    Sanary-Sur-Mer, France

    August 22, 2017 in France ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    Sanary is located in the Provence area of France. We started our tour by walking through the local market.
    Castellet, a 950 year old hilltop village was our first stop.
    We then went for wine and olive oil tasting at Domaine de Souviou. Some of the oldest vines and olive trees are in this area. We viewed a 1000 year old olive tree. Before leaving we purchased some Herb de Provence.Read more

    Lynne Petersen

    Hope you bring home samples

    8/25/17Reply
     
  • Day19

    Saint Tropez, France

    August 21, 2017 in France ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    This small port on the French Riviera is known for its sea and sun. It has 32 private beach clubs and 75 public beaches. We drove on the vine road. They have been making wine in this area for centuries. Cork trees are native to St Tropez.
    We visited two mid-evil villages from the 9th century, Gassin and Ramatuelle. They were built high in the mountains to protect their inhabitants against invaders.
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