Tag: Bordeaux

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Tasting The Wines of France At Vinexpo in Bordeaux

By Maggie LaCoste When I discovered that my short stay in Bordeaux would coincide with Vinexpo, I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to attend and learn more about French wines for my new guidebook series.  Although the show is only open to wine trade professionals, I had the opportunity to attend

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A Bicycling Trip to France Takes Shape

By Maggie LaCoste If there is one common theme running through my upcoming bicycling trip, it would be three of my favorite things: wine, food and market days!  In the wine department, I’ll begin my trip in the vineyards of the Medoc on the Atlantic Coast, follow them to Saint Emilion, then along the Canal

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Experience France by Bike’s 2012 Top Places to Stay, Part I

By Maggie LaCoste A great place to stay can provide a perfect ending to a hard day of bicycling.  Likewise, a mediocre lodging choice can ruin even the most perfect day of bicycle touring.  That’s why I spend so much time researching places to stay when planning my bicycling itineraries. To me, the perfect place

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Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel!

By Maggie LaCoste I cannot believe that it is Christmas, 2012!  It was such a great year for bicycling in France with the debut of the major route, La Velodyssee in June, the expansion of many regional routes and an increasing trend of better online resources for people interested in cycling in France.  There are

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EuroVelo1 in France: La Velodyssee, Part II

The more I read about La Velodyssey, the more excited I get about biking the cycle path in less than 2 months! Like me, few cyclists will probably ride the entire 1,200 km route from Roscoff to the Spanish border. When planning a trip, not only do you have the main cycle route, but there