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6 Type of Accommodations Around the World

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As a traveler myself, it means I have to be well aware of the options of accommodation out there, depending on the nature of my travel and who I’m with. There are a few types of accommodation that anyone can opt for each of which is ideal for a given type of traveler and for a certain situation. There are some that are quite common since they are widely used but there are others that are not known but equally important and can prove to be quite impressive. Below I’ve gathered some of the type of accommodations that I have stayed at. I hope you will find it useful in deciding where you want to stay for your next holiday or trip.

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10 Most Visited Places in France

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France is every tourist’s dream vacation destination. There’s rich history, stunning monuments and neo-classic structures living in its glory to this day; there’s romance as promoted by French romantic culture, there’s art, there’s outstanding cuisine and not to forget the best tasting wines ever produced on the planet. With all of these, it is no wonder that France, to this very day is still considered top vacation destination by people from all parts of the world.

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Moulin De La Cassadote

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Caviar de Gironde

Moulin de la Cassadote is located in the municipality of Biganos at the far end of Arcachon Basin. The trout-breeding farm was built in 1804 and it is only one of Aquitaine’s major centers for growing sturgeon and production of caviar. Moulin de la Cassadote is home to one of three Girondin producers of caviar- a luxury delicacy.

The farm used to be a flour mill that was originally completed in 1834. The property was owned by a Mr Courbin who sought to capitalize on the current of Lacanau stream flowing into the river Leyre. The mill ground out flour for more than a hundred years. After the Second World War, production ceased as it could no longer compete with big players in the mill industry.

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Piscine Les Bains, Begles

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In the early 20th with the growing popularity of Art Deco architecture in France. When these three trends were combined, it resulted to a place like Piscine Les Bains found in Begles.

On December 4, 1932, Piscine Les Bains or the “indoor pool / bath showers” in the town of Begles was officially inaugurated. The structure perfectly illustrates the development of sports and architecture, symbolizing the new cultural meaning of the body.

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The Grosse Cloche Clock, Bordeaux

Bordeaux may be called a right-sized and sunny, sensible city, far enough off the beaten track and free of the usual pressures of the modern world. Step into the frontiers of Bordeaux, and you’ll get a feeling that you’re in a different world.

Found near the Atlantic coast in the Gironde department of Aquitaine, Bordeaux prides itself of having beautiful and historic buildings. The UNESCO has classified 1810 hectares of the city of Bordeaux as UNECSO World Heritage Site – the largest urban area given such recognition and classification.

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Grape Varieties in Bordeaux Used for White and Red Wines

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Unlike the other French regions, Bordeaux produces its world-renowned wines by blending different grape varieties. The other French regions use 100 percent of one grape variety for each wine they produce. The red and white wines of Bordeaux are distinctly characterized by a blend of different grape varieties. This distinct quality was born from a production principle that points to using different grapes that ripen at different intervals tend to better account for the whims of the growing season, giving the wine more color, tannin or backbone.

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The Benefits of Vinotherapy

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Have you heard about Vinotherapy?

A lot of people, including you may not have any idea what it is about. Some people think it’s a new magical wine that has been found to cure all your fears and frustrations. Others think of Vinotherapy as some sort of therapy that involves drinking wine since “vino” means “wine” in Italian, Spanish and many Slavic languages.

Unfortunately, that’s not what Vinotherapy is about. While using wine as medicine is not a new concept or discovery, rubbing the raw ingredients into your skin is, and it is said to be the best way to get health benefits. Vinotherapy or wine therapy takes the health benefits of wine to a new level and in a rather unique way. Instead of drinking wine, you slap them on your face or rub them on your skin or even reduce them to a pill form so you can swallow without having to spin in dizziness.

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Saint Seurin Basilica, Bordeaux

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basilica Saint SeurinBordeaux is the sixth most important port in France and is the chief town of the region of Aquitaine and department of Gironde and the commercial and cultural center of southwestern France. Bordeaux is also known for many of its historic monuments and neo-classic structures.

Churches definitely add a unique character to Bordeaux. Some of the most beautiful religious structures of the world are found in this French city. Visitors are greeted by a cityscape of intricately-designed churches dating back from the reign of King Louis XV.

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City and Wine Tasting Tour in Bordeaux

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wine tasting bordeauxWho says you can’t bring along the kids on a wine tasting tour? Not in Bordeaux, anyway. While going on a wine tasting tour ideally does not include children, Bordeaux offers a truly different wine tasting tour experience for the family.

Maybe it’s part of the promotion being undertaken by the city as a way to encourage families to discover Bordeaux not just the city but the wine-producing areas as well. Some of the region’s numerous vineyards, for the last 2 or 3 years, managed to offer special activities for children. In other places, bringing along children in wine tasting tours may be considered as bad taste, but not in Bordeaux. As the head of oenotourisme at the Office de Tourisme in Bordeaux, Sophie Gaillard said, “wine is such a part of our culture that children learn about it from a very young age, including the dangers of alcohol”. So, there. It’s settled. Children or no children, the wine tasting tours in Bordeaux welcome everyone.

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Esplanade des Quinconces Bordeaux

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Picture of Esplanade-des-QuinconcesThe Quinconces Square, otherwise known locally as the Esplanade des Quinconces, is certainly an impressive Bordeaux landmark with its massive 12 hectares area, making it one of the largest squares in Europe. What makes it doubly impressive is its location – on the banks of the Garonne, in a semi-circle lay-out with geometrically-arranged trees in patterns of five, which is the basis of the Esplanade’s name.

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