Sunday, September 19, 2010

Getting Acquainted With Aquitaine

Paris always piques my interest, but sometimes, I want to go further afield to places like Aquitaine. Unfamiliar with this sumptuous southwest region of France? The Bay of Arcachon lured actress Sarah Bernhardt to Andernos, where she lived from 1915 until she died in 1923. Music hall sensation, Josephine Baker, bought a castle here, called Les Milandes, where she housed her 12 (Take that Kate Gosselin!) adopted children. It's now open to the public. Impressionist painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec spent the last months of his short life at Château de Malromé in the Entre-deux-Mers, which is also open to visitors. France Guide is giving away a trip for 2 to Aquitaine, which includes 2 round trip tickets on Air France, 2 nights in superior room at The Regent Grand Hotel, continental breakfast, 2 dinners and 2 lunches (including drinks), 4 winery visits (including tastings), entrance fees for monuments, and a bike rental in St. Emilion. Wine not enter?

- the link to France Guide's Aquitaine Memory Game:

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