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Chateau de Pitray
Chateau de Pitray

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See the 2017 the Tour of France ! Attend stages 10 and 11.

July 9th to July 15th - 2017.

Try to imagine living and dining in a chateau because this is what you will be doing for a week. 2 of the dinners and 2 of the lunches will be at the Chateau de Pitray. In order to eliminate any confusion the following is a list of the specifics and what they include.

  • All breakfasts, 6 mornings at the Chateau.
  • 3 of the lunches at the Chateau, which are lunches that will be enjoyed upon return from the day's bike ride.
  • 2 dinners at the Chateau, which includes all the wine.
  • The remaining 4 dinners are "on your own," meaning that you will be able to chose a restaurant (with guidance) to dine privately.
  • Snacks and drinks will be made available while relaxing at the Chateau as well.

The breakfasts will include: coffee, tea, orange juice, yogurts, cereals, eggs, cold cuts (meats), assortment of breads and croissants. If there are any special requests they can be discussed once the vacation has been purchased; every effort will be made to fulfill them. The lunches will be buffet lunches prepared by a chef. The specific menus have not been finalized but you can be sure that they will be tasty, plentiful, and designed to meet the caloric needs of long distance cyclists.

The meals hosted at the Chateau will also be prepared by our cook and will include wine from the Chateau - all you can drink. Everyone will sit together at the dinning room table, or we will dine outside if the weather is beautiful, which is usually the case in the summer. Prior to the dinners there will be cocktails served on the terrace with the setting sun. The menus have yet to be determined, but again nothing will be spared.

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What the large dinning room looks like before we dress it up with food and fill it up with you.

The table is set for lunch at Chateau Pitray in the small dining room.

Avocados never looked so good.

Oh ... wow ... what do we have here! It makes the first part of the meal look that much better when you know how it all ends. Patience my friends, patience.

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...and the group sits down to enjoy another wonderful meal!

The other dinners and lunches will be enjoyed at restaurants in the towns near by, principally at St. Emilion which is host to dozens of restaurants catering to tourists worldwide who com to visit the region for its heritage. In this way you can dine privately with whomever you chose. We will give you recommendations for different restaurants. Collectively, as a group, we will go to St. Emilion (e.g.) and fan out to our restaurants of choice. We will rendezvous at a predetermined time to return to the chateau. You will be responsible for the costs of these meals.

The group enjoys a lunch out at a local country restaurant in Saint Emilion.

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I think that the pictures above and below capture the gourmet pleasures and "joie de vivre."

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A tasting of several local Saint Emilion wines in the main square of Saint Emilion - Restaurant Bouchon

France From Inside Cycling and Wine Tours

I do hope you like wine as this part of France is renown and plentiful for great wines