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

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Along the small back-roads of the prestigious wine region of Saint Emilion. Maybe some of these wine properties ring a bell, "Chateau Ausone, Chateau Cheval Blanc, Chateau Figeac, Chateau Canon," to list a few of the top of the top?

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The stone walls that enclose the vineyards of Chateau Canon, just on the edge of the village of Saint Emilion, a World Heritage Site.

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... and there in the distance is the Gothic church tower at Saint Emilion ... cool clouds in the sky.

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The view of the vineyards from the back of the "paddy wagon." You can pay extra for the horse drawn cart version.

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Saint Emilion was once a fortified French village in the medieval times. To the left is the Romanesque church.

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... what do we have here, a cyclist audacious enough to ride wearing a yellow jersey!! That would be me.

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Here is a section of the wall that still stands and at one time use to encircle the entire town of Saint Emilion.

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The main church at Saint Emilion, with a section that is in the Romanesque style, as you can see by the rounded arches above the entry.

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Watching the Tour de France with a brood of little Dweebers.