LAST STOP OF EUROPEAN TOUR PARIS
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Grand European Tour Bordeaux To Poitiers
It was a change of scenery as we traveled into France across Gascony foran orientation of Bordeaux, the wine capital of France. We then traveledfarther north by way of the Cognac area to Poitiers, of Black Prince fame.
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The historic capital of the Kingdom of Castile, Burgos is picture book city packed with Gothic and renaissance architecture. These lovely 15th and 16th-century buildings are built with local white limestone, which gives the Burgos cityscape its own regal character. You can visit the resting place of several kings and queens and see where Christopher Columbus was granted a royal audience in the 15th century. There’s history of a different kind just outside the city, where Europe’s earliest human fossils have been discovered and date back 350,000 years.
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