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Cycling, Wine and Cultural Tours in the Dordogne, Pyrenees and Southwest of France.

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Chateau de Pitray
Chateau de Pitray

Southwest France Allan Reeves

Finally got a chance to get out on a bike ride, after technical delays associated with the bike upgrade kept my bike in a state of limbo (Campagnolo 11 speed upgrade).

Southwest France Allan Reeves

On the outskirts of Saint Emilion. Pictures never quite capture the reality, and this tree is more impressive in the real, at least 100 years old, very tall.

Southwest France Allan Reeves

Attending a cousin's wedding at the Chateau de Montaigne.

Southwest France Allan Reeves

The Tour du Chateau de Montaigne, where Michel de Montaigne did most of his work. As you can see the tower is older than the chateau, as the chateau was re-built in the 19th century.

Southwest France Allan Reeves

The view from the Grand Terrace at Montaigne, looking north-west.

Southwest France Allan Reeves

This is the facade that faces directly west, and the sun-light at the end of the day turns the stone walls to gold.

Southwest France Allan Reeves

... some dude hanging out next to his "I wish it was mine" 60's Triumph.

Southwest France Allan Reeves

This one is for the ladies.

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Now why would I post a picture of an American Jeep Cherokee. First, it is really rare to come across this car in France, let alone most any American car. The interesting piece of trivia is that the French found a way to improve and refine this vehicle. They put a French Renault Engine in it before putting it on the market!! Well done you say? I agree.