Category Archives: Peace & Quiet

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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September in the Medoc, France

September in the Medoc was in-cre-di-ble… And as a bonus Mother Nature seems to be granting locals with quite a 2014 harvest. N2S, don’t change a thing for next year! Chill in the picturesque village of Bages during the Marathon des Châteaux du Medoc. … Continue reading

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L’orangerie @ Jardin Public – Bordeaux, France

Last Saturday, I discovered one of my favorite bistros to have lunch in Bordeaux. Friendly and well-organized service, green and outdoor space, natural night, architecture, design, varied atmospheres, eye candy, fresh, savory and well prepared dishes, kiddy friendly, lively ambiance… A mix between … Continue reading

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Barbara Schroeder (at) Château Palmer, Margaux – France

After nearly ten months of living in the northern wine lands of Bordeaux, my senses are beginning to see eye to eye. Trading a 1930s Parisian apartment for an old Girondine stone house, dismissing the stilletos and sidewalks for boots … Continue reading

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The Piano Guys

Each day, our two-year-old son says “see cello, see cello, more cello…”. I’ve shared various styles, and he repeatedly points to The Piano Guys. It has become a daily ritual and I must say that it is one of the … Continue reading

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