The Tour de France inspired this trip. We wanted to see the Pyrenees Mountains the way the bicycle riders see them. While we were near Spain, we also wanted to visit our friend composer Silvia San Miguel in Vitoria-Gasteiz and visit Bilbao, the home of Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum.
The 14-day trip commenced with a train trip to Collonges-la-Rouge, which became our first home base. It concluded with five days in Paris, highlighted by a day-trip to Rouen.
We saw some great places, met many interesting people and did a lot of fine eating.