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Sauternes : This is about grape…..

Would you like to cycle through one of the  most famous regions in the world ? Bordeaux and its renown chateaux are classified Unesco World Heritage. Can you smell the mild air of the small forest cycling roads leading to the Ocean ?

Bordeaux cycling from vineyards to the ocean

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 Our trip starts in Bordeaux.

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The Garonne is one of the main rivers of France :  it runs through Toulouse and Bordeaux, the two main cities of Soutwestern France.

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You’ll have a rest in the evening in the fortified city of Saint Macaire

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and have a stroll in the narrow cobbled streets…

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or have a drink at a café terrace under a shady parasol…

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visit this medieval shop selling regional products…

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discover architectural treasures…

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and enjoy the warmth of the last sunny rays along the walls of the fortifications…

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or on the banks of the Garonne

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 Or unexecpected encounters…

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 After a good night, ride along a protected road with no cars…

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cross one of the largest european forest

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among fragrant flowers

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If you look up…

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… or down…

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Cicadas music will be with you all along the way. This smal insect which is emblematic of Southern France, and only sings when the weather is hot enough…

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The roads are perfectly waymarked : you will easily find your way thanks to a detailed road book.

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You will ride through quiet villages.

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A windmill among the vineyards.

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 Cussol windmill dating from 1730

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 Malagar Domain.

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This domaine belonged to François Mauriac family.

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François Mauriac is a famous French writer ( 1885-1970 )

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In 1952 , Nobel Prize in Litterature.

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Just round the corner on a small road

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among the vineyards

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The Château de Malromé

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 famous French painter Toulouse-Lautrec’s Château

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 He painted numerous canvasses and many posters.

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  Bordeaux wine is still produced in this Château

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The Ciron River.

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Marvellous little river

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 that you will follow at your own pace.

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And through the contryside :

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Al along the tour you will discover many ancient Châteaux

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Le château de Budos

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Le château de Villandraut.

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Where you can have a rest beneath shady trees.

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Sainte-Croix du Mont.

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You will always find a place to have a drink or a snack

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Then, once in Sauternes, one of the most famous wines in the world,

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Sauternes Church among the vineyards

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This is the end of the first part of the post :

Cycling  across Bordeaux vineyards towards Atlantic Ocean.

In the second part you will discover Sauternes and its most famous Châteaux :

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Le château Yquem.

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 and many others

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and also the charming tiny ports of the Bassin d’Arcachon

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Port Audenge

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 and finally reach the Ocean

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