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A Joyful Walk in the Bordeaux Vineyards of Rauzan

In which the author takes part in a joyful musical wine and food walk through vineyards in the Entre-Deux-Mers zone of the Bordeaux winegrowing region organized by the Caves de Rauzan wine cooperative. Article includes a France Revisited video of the event. Rauzan's next "promenade gourmande" takes place on June 12.

Fish-Skin Leather Artisan Brings Siberian Tradition to Dordogne

Hidden in the Dordogne hills on a narrow street of the village of Fanlac, Janet Duignan discovers the marriage of ancient Siberian tradition and European craftsmanship in Kristof Mascher's fish leather handbags, belts and cases.

In Dordogne: A Winter’s Woodcock Tale

One wintery day in Dordogne, Janet Duignan spots a woodcock foraging in the backyard, leading to reflections on 250 years of fine-feathered cuisine and wine.

Paul Niedermann: Interview with a Holocaust Survivor and Witness in France

Janet Hulstrand tells about her encounter with Holocaust survivor Paul Niedermann and interviews him about his life, his work and his childhood.

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert: Who’s Minding the Cloister?

In this cross-Atlantic travel article Elizabeth Esris examines the beauty and the history of the village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert in southwest France and then returns home to discover some of its missing elements at The Cloisters in New York.

Biarritz Ocean: The Brand Between Bilbao and Bordeaux

Bilbao, Spain did it with its Guggenheim. Bordeaux intends do it with its Cité des Civilisations du Vin. Can Biarritz do it with its aquarium and its Cité de l'Océan?

Biarritz: The Surfing Lesson

In which the author visits Biarritz, meets a French surfing legend, learns the history of surfing in France, zips up a wet suit, takes a surfing lesson and eventually glides along with the 3-year-olds. Includes photos.

Biarritz Hotels: Hotel du Palais, Café de Paris, Windsor, Edouard VII, Mercure Plaza

Accompanying France Revisited's examination of surfing and museums in Biarritz, here are five notable hotels in the mid and upper price ranges, i.e. 3-,4- and 5-star hotels, including the history of the imperial residence that launched Biarritz as an international resort destination.

In Roussillon: Stilettos and Misericordes at Fort Saint Elme

We are now accustomed to the tools of the trade of character assassination. But medieval warfare required tools of more penetrating assassination such as the stilettos and misericordes on display among other medieval weaponry and armor at Fort Saint Elme, overlooking the Mediterranean just north of the Spanish border at Collioure in Languedoc-Roussillon.

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