Category Archives: Peace & Quiet

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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My bike and I, from NYC to Saint-Estèphe

Moons ago, I purchased my very first bike from a girl who lived in New York City and who was moving back to France. She had bought it from a boyfriend who departed for France a year earlier. I rode … Continue reading

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Pauillac one-hour walking tour #2, France

My first walking tour around Château Cordeillan-Bages sparked my desire to take another walk on the wildside – this time towards the Gironde (the longest navigable estuary in Western Europe). Heading out of the hotel, cross the mythical Route des Châteaux leading to Bordeaux (N2S: … Continue reading

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Pauillac one-hour walking tour #1, France

For the new season, I have a feeling health walks could be a tempting experience for our guests staying at the hotel. And what a better place to start, then by sampling it myself. Thus I designed a tour and loved it… Turn left out of the Château Cordeillan-Bages … Continue reading

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Port de Beychevelle – Bordeaux, France

Last weekend, the mild Fall climate of the South West called for a ramble by the water. We headed to the Port de Beychevelle, located in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Medoc and home to a Chateau dating back to the Middle … Continue reading

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