Month: July 2010


New Bicycling Routes Added in Loire River Valley

By Maggie LaCoste Just in time for my upcoming bike trip to the Loire River Valley, two new bike routes have opened up.  The new Indre a Velo itinerary links the south of Tours, Loches, Azay-le-Rideau and Montbazon with the Loire.  The trail winds its way along the Indre River valley for over 100 km,


Discovering Wine, Macarons and Friendship in St. Emilion

By Maggie LaCoste Arriving into St. Emilion by bike is an experience to savor:  lush rolling hills, vineyards as far as the eye can see, medieval houses and ramparts, cobblestone streets, picture-perfect piazzas.  A photo couldn’t quite capture the amazing beauty of the landscape, so I just stopped along the way to enjoy the experience.


Market Day in Sarlat

By Maggie LaCoste Market day in Sarlat is like the 4th of July for the senses:  brilliant colors, the sounds of local school bands, the intoxicating smell of fruit, lavender and herbs, samples of cheese, foie gras and walnut cake that beg to be taken home. With new adventures around every corner and alley way,