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La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux, France
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La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux, France

La Cite du Vin by Wendy VanHatten In 2017 La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux, France, proudly marks its first birthday having welcomed 425,000 visitors from 150 countries. The official press release gives information here:   As well as the permanent tour, the rich cultural programme offered throughout the year by […]

Avignon Food and Wine Tour
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Avignon Food and Wine Tour

Avignon Food and Wine Tour by Wendy VanHatten Mention Avignon, France and many people know this is where the pope lived during the early 14th century. Hence the imposing Palais des Papes which dominates the skyline of Avignon. I’ll save that for another article. On our last visit, we signed […]

Hautvillers, France…a Village to Visit
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Hautvillers, France…a Village to Visit

Hautvillers, France by Wendy VanHatten When we can travel to France, check out the small villages in addition to more well-known cities. Why? Small villages in France are meant to be explored on foot. Hautvillers, in the north east part of France in the Champagne region, is one of those […]

Troyes, France
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Troyes, France

Troyes and Books by Wendy VanHatten   The city of Troyes is steeped in more history than I can recount. Take books, especially pocket books. More commonly recognized as paperback books, these got their start here in Troyes. Starting out as “Blue Books” in the early 17th century, these were […]

Market Day in Provence…Every Day
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Market Day in Provence…Every Day

You could literally go to some type of street market every day in Provence. Really. Whether you’re looking specifically for antiques, linens, clothes, soaps, collectibles, knives, cough drops made with balsamic, flowers, fabrics, shoes, spoons and spatulas made from olive wood, lavender everything…the list goes on and on. Antiques had […]

Chateau de Chenonceau
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Chateau de Chenonceau

Chateau de Chenonceau by Wendy VanHatten Quite the distinction to say Chateau de Chenonceau is the most visited and the most photographed chateau in the Loire Valley in France. It’s also been called the ladies chateau, as ladies have been the most influential in its design…from early on to the […]

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