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02/07/2013 01:42 pm ET Updated Apr 09, 2013

Happy Memories of A Trip to Southwest France: Bordeaux, Aquitaine, and Dordogne

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Although I've talked briefly about my recent trip to France in several of my programs for KCRW and the Huffington Post, I didn't have the luxury of going into delicious detail about all the amazing things I saw during my time there.

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So now, let me take you on a more leisurely trip to the regions of Bordeaux, Aquitane, and Dordogne, and introduce you to some of the things and places that lay off the beaten path.

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Of course, I had plenty of excellent red wine and foie gras -- that goes with the territory. But my lingering memories are of the invigorating mixture of medieval cities with contemporary art and architecture.

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So if all of the above whetted your appetite, take a look at my personal photo diary of a memorable weeklong trip to Bordeaux and beyond.

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Photo Diary of Southwest France: Bordeaux, Aquitaine, and Dordogne

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Edward Goldman is an art critic and the host of Art Talk, a program on art and culture for Santa Monica NPR affiliate KCRW 89.9 FM.