Sunday, July 31, 2016

Taste of Bordeaux "In Celebration of Wine" Day 1-2

April 12, 2016
We began our trip with a two night stay in Paris, the magical "City of Light". We enjoyed a panoramic daytime and nighttime tour of the city's top sights, such as the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées, and the Louvre just to name a few.

The Eiffel Tower
Louvre's iconic glass pyramid
Montmartre, Sacre-Coeur Basilica
We spent time walking the streets of Paris, shopping the fabulous boutiques and eating the wonderful foods outside at quaint French bistros. We toured many chateaus, churches, and wineries. A high speed train took us to Bordeaux, the capital of Aquitaine in Southwestern France. It is one of the world's undisputed wine capitals.  We boarded our river cruise chip, AmaDolce by AmaWaterways. That's where all the wine tasting begins and I will share with you the cities we toured and the wines we tasted. 

After boarding our ship that we would take us on the cruise for the next 7 nights, we met in the lounge to meet all the staff and guests. We were served these wines.

2012 Château Dubois Gramont Bordeaux $12
2015 Château Belle Cure Bordeaux $11

We only went to one Starbucks the whole two weeks! Check out the adorable cups and notice the pain au chocolat. I had a least one every day! Yes, I paid for it!
Day 2 will be on the La Garonne, April 15-16.