Traveling in France this summer? Medoc? Provence?

BAN3Wine and food – bien sur, but summer in France means wine and music.  This summer, prestigious Bordeaux chateaux are hosting their annual (since 2003) French festival “Estivales de Musique en Médoc,” under the patronage of Frédéric Lodéon.  You’ll discover the most promising artists from the world of classical music and opera.  From June 30th to July 12th 2011 the Chateaux Lafon Rochet, Lafite Rothschild, Malleret, Talbot, and Branaire Ducru, will welcome the winners of the following international competitions : The Young Artists International Auditions (New york), the Frédéric Chopin International piano competition ( Warsaw), the Fritz Kreisler Prize (Vienna), The Monte Carlo Violin Masters (Monaco), The ARD International Music Competition (Munich) and the Maria Callas Great Prize (Athens).  Screen shot 2011-06-17 at 6.39.16 PMFor more information:  +33 (0)6 69 32 48 19,  And to view the complete program of the festival visit:




chateau MentoneIf you will be traveling in Provence, make sure you stop and visit one of our favorite unique wineries in the Var where you can stay in one of  three unique renovated apartments.

Located at Chateau Mentone, where  an ideal getaway awaits you, you can wine, dine, spa and swim… or bike or hike in their 170 hectares of forest.




chateau Mentone vinWe like the French hospitality in the heart of Provence and Chateau Mentone is full of charm, AND set in the forest,  Check out:

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