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Wine and Food of the Tour de France 2018 Stage 9: Arras Citadelle to Roubaix
Where are we? Arras Citadelle : The local tourist site tells me that; Ideally located less than two hours away from London and Brussels, 50
minutes from Paris by TGV, 30 from Lille and 15 from the Louvre-Lens,
Arras is a perfect and charming stopping poin...
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Wine and Food of the Tour de France Stage 8: Dreux to Amiens Métropole
Where are we? Dreux : Michelin tells me that; Dreux, caught between Île-de-France and
Normandy, is an attractive town with a pedestrianised centre, presided
over by the majestic royal chapel, in which the Orléans family elected
to be buried. With its tom...
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Wine and Food of the Tour de France Stage 7: Fougères to Chartres
Where are we? Fougères : The Brittany tourism site tells me that: The main reason to visit Fougères is to see its magnificent castle,
one of the finest fortresses in Europe, but this little town on the
Brittany-Normandy border also has a lovely medieval d...
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Wine and Food of the Tour de France Stage 6: Brest to Mûr de Bretagne Guerlédan
Where are we? Brest : Michelin tells me that:  Brest's majestic harbour reflects the town's
timeless marriage to the sea: the port, which has for centuries been
home to the navy, also services ferries and cruise liners. Capital of
oceanography, its acade...
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Wine and Food of the Tour de France Stage 5: Lorient to Quimper
Where are we? Lorien t: Brittany tourism tells me that: Lorient, a relatively new town founded in the 17th century, has
fragments of world history intermingled with its heritage and
landscapes. Its houses, beaches and quays tell tales of the conquest of
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Wine and Food of the Tour de France 2018 Stage 4: La Baule to Sarzeau
Where are we? La Baule : The Chef-lieu de canton of Loire-Atlantique. Michelin tells me that: In the early 1920s, the need to expand gave
rise to the development of the La Baule-les Pins district to the east of
the seafront. Organised around a central squ...
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Wine and Food of the Tour de France 2018 Stage 3: Cholet Team Time Trial
Where are we? Cholet : A Sous-préfecture of Maine-et-Loire , that was apparently the miltary capitol of the Vendée. Michelin tells me that: An airy town in the modern urban style,
Cholet is dynamic and flourishing. It has preserved the memory of the
tragi...
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Tour de France 2018 Stage 2: Mouilleron-Saint-Germain to La Roche-sur-Yon
Where are we? Mouilleron-Saint-Germain : LeTour tells me that: A century after the end of World War I, the peloton of the Tour visits
the land of “Father Victory”, Georges Clemenceau, born in
Mouilleron-en-Pareds, the village that merged with the neighbor...
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Tour de France 2018 Stage 1: Noirmoutier-en-l'Île to Fontenay-le--Comte
Where are we? Noirmoutier-en-l'Île : LeTour tells me that:  On the Atlantic Ocean, between earth and sea, Vendée makes the best of
the diversity of its landscapes. Symbol of quality of life, the
“département” is a land of excellency. Economical excellency...
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Wine and Food of the Giro 2018: Stage 21: Rome!
Where are we? Rome  Giro regional specialties: Pasta dishes (gricia, amatriciana, carbonara, cacio e pepe), Abbacchio
(roast lamb), Coda alla vaccinara (oxtail stew), carciofi alla giudia e
alla romana (respectively, deep-fried and braised artichokes),
S...
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