Category Archives: Arts & Culture

De Mougins à Toulouse, road trip

Rosé, cuisine méditerranéenne, grillons, ciel étoilé, campagne verdoyante, baignades iodées, soleil, expositions, robes légères, retrouvailles… Une fois rentrés de vacances, un brin déboussolés, on créé un city guide des bonnes adresses et on raconte. Spots de plaisir de Mougins à … Continue reading

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Lisboa, Portugal

Colourful, proud, inventive, romantic, upbeat, traditional whilst pushing into modernism, the Lusitanian capital of seven hills is a must-see place. Four-day itinerary (M-F) in Europe’s new destination for entrepreneurs with a fluent English-speaking population. Day 1: Sintra / Alfama Bem … Continue reading

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24hrs in Limoges, France

Recently, I travelled to Limoges in the foothills of the northern Aquitaine region of France. Traditionally known as a butcher (breeding of sheep and cows) and manufacture town, Limoges has sustained its graceful position from the late 18th Century as a capital of “fire arts” – enamel, porcelain, and oak barrels made for Cognac … Continue reading

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Saint-Mich’, Bordeaux – France

Last weekend I laced up my all-star, grabbed my camera and hit town with no specific agenda other than to capture the mood in Bordeaux. I was encouraged to visit Saint-Michel and Saint-Pierre, two neighborhoods on the move since a … Continue reading

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Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac – France

Earlier this week, I visited Château Lafite Rothschild, in Pauillac, one of Bordeaux’s haute wineries (1st Classified Growth). The number of times that I had imagined its interiors, as I peddled through the hillside and sprawling vineyard, or stopped to capture the moment, are countless. As I feasted my eyes on … Continue reading

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Meet the artist: Antoine Vincens de Tapol

Just back from the holidays, we kicked off the Winter season in the Bordeaux winelands with the opening of a new exhibit at Château Palmer (Margaux). “Balkans” is a series of photos taken using a Rolleiflex between Montenegro and Albany, by photographer Antoine … Continue reading

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Meet the artist : Christian Bonnefoi

Today, we discovered French contemporary artist Christian Bonnefoi, on exhibit thru March 15, 2015 at the gigantic La Base Sous-Marine in Bordeaux. The bleak and photogenic submarine base built in the early 1940s was instantly warmed by the colors and … Continue reading

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