This trip’s theme was supposed to Winery tour. I wanted to visit Chateau Margaux!

I told a lady who arranges winery tour in tourist information office that I want to visit to chateau Margaux.

She said, “THE Chateau Margaux!?”  “Do you have reservation?”  

I said, “No.”  She said, “It’s a problem!.”     I’m pretty sure that she thought we are stupid tourist.

According to her we need at least 6 weeks advanced reservation.

We didn’t plane this French trip 6 weeks ago….       After that our theme was changed without my consensus.

Since Pius loves pre-historic place and held a GPS, wherever we arrived, it was pre-historic place. 

Pech-Merle, they provided French and English, but explanation in English was only one sentence.

Meanwhile, explanation in French was 15-20 sentences. French people nodded and showed their excitement.

Without explanation, it was very hard to understand drawings.  I though I can draw better than this….


5/5    Portland to Paris

5/6    Paris

5/7    Paris-Bordeaux by TGV

5/8    Medoc/Libourne

5/9    Libourne/St-Emillion/Uzeste/Beynac-et-Cazenac/Castlenaud/Sarlat-la-Caneda

5/10  Sarlat-la-Caneda/Pech-Merle/Rocamadour/St. Genie/LascauxII//Gardens of the Manoir d'Eyrignac

Pech-Merle is a hugh cave with some paintings/drawings

dated back to 15000 years plus.  Also, there are footprints dated back to the same time.  Unfortunately, I wasn't allow to take

photos.  Lascaux II is a duplicate of the orginal Lascaux Cave.  The paintings are indeed impressive.

St. Genie

Goose for Foie Gras

5/11  Perigueux/Bordeaux/Paris by TGV

5/12  Paris

5/13  Portland


Finally, we have to talk about Food I ate some memorable dishes! Oh my God!