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Watch this space. Over the next few weeks, I am adding our favorite places to go that are an afternoon, an evening, a day or a few days away from LaSoleiade.

Scroll over the new folder ‘Our Favorite Places to Go’ and then scroll over ‘One-day adventures’ to find new pages that include a perfume tour, a medieval village, an island off of Cannes, a relatively undiscovered beach town in Italy … Continue reading

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Kate said ‘go to SerraLunga to my favorite restaurant in Barolo …”

Following the advice of those who have been there and the the locals when you get there leads to an authentic, unique and interesting visit to a new place. Kate, our bartender friend at Denver’s top northern Italian eatery, Barolo … Continue reading

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Armagnac barrel tasting

Our goal for our visit to the southwest region of France was to visit vineyards and buy some wine from this region and also to do ‘le degustation de Armagnac’.  We found a small farm and a tasting room but … Continue reading

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Carcassone Castle – a fortified French town

After our night in Sete (see ‘Boats’ blog), we started inland and stopped in Carcassonne, where sits the largest castle that I have ever visited.  We crossed the mote, toured the ramparts, wandered around the medieval village and finished the afternoon sipping … Continue reading

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Boats make excellent places to stay on vacation :-)

Gary and I, my sister Ang, and our friend Jeremy visited a south west region of France this summer visiting the Carmargue (yes, where the salt comes from), Sete and Argen, which is the wine region of Berger and where … Continue reading

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8 French Riberou and Baguettes

Sunday is the day for inviting large groups of friends and family for lunch.  This afternoon, as most Sunday afternoons, Gary, my sister Ang, our friend, Jeremy and I are having lunch with our great friend and neighbor Jean with … Continue reading

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Puce de Provençal hunt

Well, no pics of fireworks because quite frankly they were quite underwhelming … 3 out of 10 score for the French entry to the Cannes Feu d’artifice Festival 2015. BUT we did have an excellent hunting adventure to the Puce … Continue reading

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Ang has arrived for summer 2015😎

Cannes is celebrating her arrival with fireworks! Pics tomorrow.

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Provencal Escapes

Provence is not simply a geographical area of whatever dimensions but, more importantly, a state of mind, a place where one can escape from the grey routine of daily life into another gayer, brighter world.

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