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Cycling, Wine and Cultural Tours in the Dordogne, Pyrenees and Southwest of France.

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Chateau de Pitray
Chateau de Pitray

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  • I was not sure if I should start with desert first. I do have vague memories from my youth about saving desert for last, Mom's advice not mine. In any case, this ia a fruit salad with melted white chocolate, which is allowed to cool before being served. I recommend you select this desert from the menu ... problem? ... not if you come to France, it is on the menu at the Restaurant Comptoire de Genes.

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    The Chateau de Montaigne, west facade, as seen from the road below, another nice perspective from my bike ride.

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    As you can tell we are "in the thick of things," wine products that is.

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    ... even the cows know how to relax!

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    Damn, always something American in the vicinity.

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    ... take a break (mostly because my 14 year old nephew was having a hard time keeping up!).

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    ... but I am a good uncle, I took him to lunch.

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    ... and then I told him to start pedaling again, harder this time.

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    There are a lot of vineyards and churches throughout the country. Therefore, the running joke for anyone who gets lost, "right at the Church and left at the vineyard to find your way home."

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    For those in need, there are road signs.

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    What have we here? More food! Ca alors!! Like I said if you can't beat them, join them ... or, life is hard so get use to it.

    Vacantion France Cycling Food Wine