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Aquitaine !! Wheeeeee !! Arcachon food suggestions.

Lol...we found a fantastic apartment a block from the casino and beach but it only rents from Saturday to only one week with 2 days extra in Bordeaux. So if you have any suggestions for Bordeaux I would be thrilled.
Thanks !!

May 03, 2011
fraziershaw in France

Aquitaine !! Wheeeeee !! Arcachon food suggestions.

Hi there !

After 10 days in Paris I will be spending 10 days in Arcachon in the Gironde at the beginning of July. I have never been before but am very very excited to go there. I have no idea what to expect but I am looking forward to eating lots of oysters and whatever else you may suggest. I understand there is a daily market first thing in the morning and I'm insanely excited about going there, but I really am looking forward to the food. Lunch and supper suggestions please !

I look forward to all your wonderful and insightful suggestions ! If you have a few oyster suggestions (and believe me I will crawl across broken glass for good oysters....I've also been known to eat my body weight in oysters...;) I would be very grateful for your suggestions.

One last request. I loved the Roger Sabon, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône
when I was in Paris a few years back. I had it at a restaurant and then bought a few bottles when I was in Grenoble. Is this an easy to get wine in France? I would love to buy a case and have it sent back to Canada. If anyone has better wine suggestions I am ready to learn !

Thank you,


Apr 28, 2011
fraziershaw in France

It's been years since I've been there...this is a very special trip. Would love your insights.

Hi there. I am so glad I found you !
I visited Paris a few times but had to stop in 2007 once my Dad succumbed to Alzheimers Disease. The money I used to spend yearly trips to Europe is now being spent on bi-monthly trips to spend time with my Dad and support my Mom before this horrible disease takes him forever.
Ironicly I was the guest speaker at an Alzheimer Gala and actually won a trip to Europe. I am taking the cash equivalent of a week in Casa deSol Spain and am spending extra $$$ and turning it into a 3 week trip to France for my best friend and I. This trip was a special gift and I want to make the most of the time I will be there. I will be arriving just before the Paris Sales in June and am looking forward to buying some amazing shoes. Ladies, if you have any shoe shopping suggestions I would love to hear them. I believe I will be staying near the Luxenbourg Gardens for 8 to 10 days. Then down to Lyon, over to Nice and then Milan Italy. While in Paris I would like to take a trip out to Cherbourg. I remember a great little place on Quai de Caligny where the oysters blew my I would like to go back there.
I would also like to take a tour of the Chateau region (or is it worth the trip?). Mostly I want to walk and nibble and walk and drink coffee and walk and have lunch and then nap and go out for the evening....I would love any local nightclub or evening-out-on-the-town suggestions. I am a huge fan of the amazing lunches and plan on spending my food money on small cafes and bistros. I'm more than happy to have supper at my lodging. My Dad was stationed in Germany and he absolutely loved France. We always talked about going there together. So I'm taking this trip for the both of us. I have 2 days in Lyon and want to do the same...walk and eat. In Nice I would just like to chill around the Promenade. I've never been to Milan so if you have any suggestions I will listen. It has been a harrowing year since my wonderful Dad was admitted and I am looking forward to being good to myself in a city and a country that I am madly in love with and healing my soul. I have agreat deal of respect for those of you who post on this site and I am looking forward to your suggestions.
Thank you so much for your kindness and consideration.

Apr 18, 2011
fraziershaw in France