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    Pin Sec Beach

    by black_mimi99 Updated Aug 8, 2009

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    This Beach 35 km from Pauillac, located in Pin sec, on the Atlantic Coast, a wild, unspoilt stretch of beach, a hidden jewel on the South West coast of France. Mostly people come for surfing or learning to surf.

    And we can see several German bunkers on this beach. It's a very strange beach with german bunkers.

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    Château Cos d'Estournel

    by black_mimi99 Written Aug 8, 2009

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    Château Cos d'Estournel is a winery in the Saint-Estèphe, not far from Pauillac

    The name Cos (with the S pronounced) refers to a "hill of pebbles" in Gascon dialect and the name Cos d'Estournel was given in 1810 by Louis-Gaspard d'Estournel. In the nineteenth century, he inherited vineyards, located near the village of Cos, and decided to exploit this magnificent region, which will become the Cos d'Estournel. Thanks to the reputation of its wine and in particular, its trade with India, he was nicknamed "the Maharajah of Saint-Estèphe." He died in 1853 and will not see his field, ranked as “second cru classé” in 1855. Many owners have then succeeded. Since 2000, Michel Reybier, has been leading the field. Symbol of longevity and elegance, the wines of Cos d'Estournel are part of the Saint-Estèphe’s elite. Despite some middling vintages in the 90’s and a constant evolution of the château Montrose and the château Calon-Ségur, Cos d'Estournel remains the most famous of Saint-Estèphe’s wines.

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    Chateau Beychevelle

    by black_mimi99 Written Aug 7, 2009

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    This Chateau located in St. Julien, not far from Pauillac.

    Built in the 17th century, reconstructed by the marquis de Brassier in 1757 and extended by the Heine family at the end of the 19th century. Classical in its lines, the imposing facade, topped with a majestic triangular pediment and with wings on each side, is embellished with volutes and vases that give it an exuberantly baroque appearance. Château Beychevelle has recently been restored to its original splendor.

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    Vineyards

    by black_mimi99 Updated Aug 7, 2009

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    Though the traces of Pauillac is as old as the prehistory, in the 18th Century the vineyard of Pauillac become famous.
    A classic Pauillac wine is rich, dense-coloured, full-bodied and profound with an elegant mix of black currants and cedary oak that is luxurious and distinguished when mature. There is a wide variation on this theme throughout Pauillac, in part due to the differing terrain across the region.

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    Chateau Lafite Rothschild

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    The quality of Château Lafite Rothschild needs no introduction. As early as 1815, Abraham Lawton had already designated it as leader: “I ranked it as being the most elegant and delicate, with the finest body of the three (leading wines)” he qualified in 1855. As to Château Lafite's attributes found in all vintages, it was an enlightened amateur that summed it up best by saying “...whatever the case, all the Château Lafite wines have an almond and violet aroma!”

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    Stroll in the City

    by black_mimi99 Written Aug 7, 2009

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    With Facade of the 18th century on the marina, Pauillac has a unique architecture. So many testimony of the past we can found it here. An interesting walk along the old streets where small traders are setting up today.

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    La Fayette à Pauillac

    by black_mimi99 Written Aug 7, 2009

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    in 1777, escaping from the king's officers, La Fayette leaft France from Pauillac to go to America. There, his role was decisive gain of victory in the war of an independence of the United State of America.

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    Archaeological site of Brion

    by black_mimi99 Written Aug 8, 2009

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    this archaelogical site located in Saint-Germain d'Esteuil, 25 km from Pauillac. Nothing much we can see from this site, but it's good to know the history of this area.

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    Gironde River

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    75 km long, 12 km wide, with surface area of 635 square meters, the Gironde Estaury is the lagest estuary of Western Europe.

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    Fishing Shack

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    You will see this fishing shack almost along the Gironde River. And its a nice place to enjoy the river view.

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    More Vineyard

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    Pauillac is at the heart of the wine counttr, surrounded by the distinguished Haut-Medoc, Margaux and St.Julien appellations.

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    Airbus A380

    by black_mimi99 Written Aug 8, 2009

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    I saw this from the street and it's an Airbus on Board.... a big ship, freighted by river to Pauillac and then by land to Touluse.

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    Chateau Pichon Longeville

    by black_mimi99 Written Aug 7, 2009

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    Pichon-Longueville was once part of the same estate as Pichon Comtesse-de Lalande. The two separate entities lie just west of Château Latour at the southern end of the Pauillac commune in Bordeaux.

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