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Breton Crêpes

John Giebler (our Director of Tours, and occasional tour leader in France and Italy) shares his favorite crêpe recipe in honor of the new ExperiencePlus! tour in Brittany and Normandy....Read More »

Tarte Tatin

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Tarte Tatin

Two sisters, Carolina (1847-1911) and Stéphine Tatin (1838-1917), from Lamotte-Beuvron, a small village in the Loire Valley of France, are considered the creators of this wonderful tart. The sisters owned and...Read More »

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Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise

April marks the beginning of asparagus season in Germany and in France and is cause for celebration because it also means that spring has finally arrived. In Germany asparagus fever...Read More »

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Haute Cuisine: Movie Review

A new movie is on the playbill. As the film transports you to Paris and into the kitchen of personal cook to President of the Republic of France, we warn...Read More »

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Reviews

Seven Ages of Paris by Alistair Horne

Reviewed by ExperiencePlus! traveler Pam Brills. If you have visited Paris, or plan to in conjunction with a bike ride through France, this is a must read.   Alistair Horne is...Read More »

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Peach Raspberry ‘Tart’

As we release new dates and tours for the 2014 season, particularly with our Paris to Lyon Plus! Marseille tour, and welcome in the final bounty of summertime fruits, we...Read More »

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Travel Stories

A Taste of Aphrodisiac Diamonds on Tour

By ExperiencePlus! Tour Leader Pia de Richemont What did Marilyn Monroe, Mussolini and President Truman have in common? Fame? Certainly. Insomnia? Quite likely. But the three of them also shared...Read More »

Chard Quiche

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Chard Quiche – From the Field to Your Plate

Many of you may remember Josette Smyrl who coordinated our hotels and meals in France for years. Josette has retired and lives in Provence with her husband and gardener extraordinaire...Read More »

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Travel Stories

If Wishes Were Horses

Cycling on the island of Corsica has been on my wish list for nearly a decade so when I learned that I would be traveling there in September to join...Read More »

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Travel Stories

Active Foodie Trips: Whole Journeys by Whole Foods Market

Join ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours and Whole Journeys – a division of Whole Foods Market® – on two new “Active Foodie” cycling adventures that explore local landscapes through activities like visiting...Read More »

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Travel Stories

Corsica and the 2013 Tour de France

In July 2013 the Tour de France, and the rest of the world, will discover what ExperiencePlus! has known for years: that Corsica, the “Island of Beauty” as first described...Read More »

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Accommodations We Love – Part 7

If our itinerary descriptions have whetted your appetite and you’re starting to daydream, let us help you set the stage with these splendid backdrops.  Proudly announcing Accommodations We Love Part...Read More »

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Recipes

Zucchini Salad with Mint and Provençal Rosemary Almonds

Spring comes and you innocently plant not one but two zucchini plants in the garden – after all, one could die. Well, the time of reckoning has arrived! You now...Read More »

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Cycling the Languedoc

From the moment I climbed on my bike and began pedaling through the streets in the heart of French villages, I was giddy—this is too cool.  With sweeping panoramas, Cathar...Read More »

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Provençal Melon with Beaumes de Venise Muscat

The ExperiencePlus! Bicycling through the Best of Provence Plus! the Luberon and Aix-en-Provence tour now goes through Beaumes de Venise. A lot of France’s melons grow nearby around Cavaillon, and...Read More »

ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours Rambler Newsletter

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July 2012 ExperiencePlus! Rambler Newsletter

Visit our Site | E-Mail | Brochure | Find a Tour | Book a Tour Welcome to the July 2012 ExperiencePlus! Rambler Featuring France A Note from Monica and Maria...Read More »

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The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel

Ayla is Back! Jean M. Auel’s  Earth’s Children series introduced us to one of the original beautiful, strong, and self-sufficient female protagonist back in 1980 and in this last installment...Read More »

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Travel Stories

My Trip of a Lifetime by Sally Miller

I just completed the trip of my lifetime which is more commonly known as Bicycling the Best of Provence Plus! and the Luberon and Aix tour with ExperiencePlus!. I was...Read More »

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Accommodations We Love – Part 6

We’ve chosen several multi-night stays in this edition of Accommodations We Love. We don’t stay longer at these hotels because we fear you’ll never want to leave! Read up on...Read More »

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Nearly Gone

Picture this – you know that you are going to take a bicycle tour with ExperiencePlus! this year, you’ve even honed in on where you want to go, you might...Read More »

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Crème Brûlée

When you travel to France, chances are you’ve got some culinary must-tastes on your list. While crepes and the delicately-crafted pastries in the corner patisseries are delightful, one dessert you...Read More »

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Dordogne Hazelnut Cake

I, like most of you, find myself excited by local specialties while I’m traveling and I often come home with flavored oils, spices or syrups that then sit in my...Read More »

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Cave of Forgotten Dreams offers you a front row seat to explore the otherwise inaccessible paintings of the Chauvet cave in southern France. Directed and narrated by Werner Herzog and...Read More »

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Travel Stories

Accommodations We Love – Part 3

Bicycling Chile’s Wine Country Plus! The Pacific Coast: In the Chilean hills with an expanse of vineyards in view sits Tabonko, a wine estate with rustic guest houses, which serves...Read More »