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From Bilbao, we drove a few hours to Bordeaux.  Along the way, we stopped for lunch at one of the beach towns in the northern part of Spain.

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Bordeaux is the quintessential French town in the south of France.  This is the view from our hotel room.

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We went at the perfect time of the year.  The grapes were abundant and the weather cool.

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We went for a couple of wine tastings, the most memorable was in the Grand Cru area of St. Emilion.

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The winery was Le Chatelet.  The owner was very hospitable and shared a number of fantastic wines.  We ended up buying a magnum of Chateau Le Chatelet vintage 2009 and will save it for a very special occasion!

Their wines are aged in an oak cask and then stored in an underground cave until ready to be sold.

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Here is a parting shot of picturesque St. Emilion.khare-blog-0015

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Paris In 3 Days

I’ve been meaning to post a few more pictures from our last day in Paris.

We took it pretty easy and just visited the Louvre and walked around the Eiffel Tower.

Here are a few picture from the Louvre.

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We did see the Mona Lisa but boy was it unimpressive! They make you stand 20 feet away from the painting. It is covered in 2 layers of plexiglass and is at most 2 ft by 2 ft. Not sure what the big deal is.

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Anyway – see for yourself!

After a nice lunch at the Dome Cafe near the Eiffel Tower, we headed back to Geneva which was a 4 1/2 hour drive. I must also mention that without our TomTom GPS system we would have been hopelessly lost in Paris. Maybe not such a bad thing.

We hope to get back again in a few years, though there are too many other sights to see on our list of 50!

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