Monthly Archives: September 2016

Heritage Days

This weekend, the event Journées Patrimoines takes place all over France, and although it has different names, all over Europe. It’s a time you can go inside historic buildings typically closed to the general public. Much like Open Doors Milwaukee, … Continue reading

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Pastel

Last week I visited Albi, a small city in the left leg of France’s hexagonie. It is the birthplace of Toulouse Lautrec, a crusadal site of the Catholic genocide of the Cathars, and to my delight, the home of a … Continue reading

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Sauternes

In other words, sweet white wines typically served very cold as an apéritif or for dessert. It’s also a specific wine-growing area about an hour from Bordeaux with many châteaux offering dégustations and a number of castle-forts for touring. Harvesting … Continue reading

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