Domaine San Quilico

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Nestling in the heart of the limestone cirque of Patrimonio, at the foot of the mountain range that extends the Cap Corse, the vines draw deeply from the schist veined hillsides and benefit from a microclimate due to the marine influence of the Gulf of St Florent, which is very conducive to good ripening and to keeping diseases at bay, and to the air coming from the summits which offers this freshness.


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The Clos San Quilico extends its 35 hectares of slopes between sea and mountain. It forms a homogeneous whole in a single block in the Patrimonio appellation area, the oldest and most recognised in Corsica.
Vines have been cultivated here since the 18th century, when the winery was built, and its terroir and climate were already renowned.
Restructured in 1989 by the Orenga de Gaffory and Piazza-Alessandrini families, it is today engaged in a winemaking process which aims to produce expressive and lively wines.

Terroir, identity and tradition

The vines grow on the slopes of the mountain range that extends the Cap Corse. Its roots plunge deep into the limestone soil, typical of Patrimonio, which is here veined with schist for an even greater minerality of the wines.


Domaine de Gioielli

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Facing south and exposed to the purifying sea breezes, the vine is planted with Corsican grape varieties (Muscat, Vermentinu, Niellucciu, Codiverta) and Aleatico (a grape variety from the island of Elba). Of the 15 hectares of the property, 10 are devoted to vines.


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Facing south and exposed to the purifying sea breezes, the vine is planted with Corsican grape varieties (Muscat, Vermentinu, Niellucciu, Codiverta) and Aleatico (a grape variety from the island of Elba). Of the 15 hectares of the property, 10 are devoted to vines. The wines produced at the estate stand out for their quality and regularity, essential criteria that have given them a reputation that, in recent years, has far surpassed the shores of our island. In addition to the excellent Muscat, praised several times in the Corsican Wine Guide, Michel Angeli and his daughter produce a 7 year old rappu, vinified like the Muscat but with Grenache, Aleatico and some stalks. This exceptional product, which does not benefit from the AOC, has been awarded four stars by the tasting committee of the Corsican Wine Guide.


Domaine Renucci

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It was in 1850 that the Renucci family began to work the vines and thus began the history of Domaine Renucci.


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It was in 1850 that the Renucci family began to work the vines and thus began the history of Domaine Renucci.
At that time, the vineyard only had two hectares planted with sciacarellu, niellucciu and vermentinu. In 1855, the prelate of the family Monsignor Renucci Ange-François, then owner of part of the vineyard, offered the rosé to the convents and churches of the region to celebrate mass. It is from this moment that the rosé and white wines made the Balagne famous. This tradition lasted until 1960. Mr Renucci Joseph inherited the estate in 1952 until 1991 when his son Renucci Bernard, the current winemaker, took over the business.


Guernesey Island

Guernesey Island
On February 3, 2020

The Island of Guernsey, in the Channel Islands, is the largest island in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a dependency of the British Crown which also includes Sark and Alderney. Its capital, St. Pierre-Port, is located on the east coast of the island.


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The Island of Guernsey, in the Channel Islands, is the largest island in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a dependency of the British Crown which also includes Sark and Alderney. Its capital, St. Pierre-Port, is located on the east coast of the island.

It is known for its seaside resorts such as Cobo Bay and for the landscape offered by its coastal cliffs. Château Cornet, a 13th-century port fortification located in the capital of Saint-Pierre-Port, now houses military and history museums. The sumptuous Hauteville House is the former residence of the French writer Victor Hugo.


Domaine Orsini

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The reputation of Domaine Orsini is above all built on the richness of its wines.


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The reputation of Domaine Orsini is above all built on the richness of its wines. This richness is due to the combination of several factors:
The location of the Domaine, halfway up the ideally sunny slopes of Calenzana, overlooking the incomparable bay of Calvi.
The quality of its land, which seems to have been specially created for the cultivation of vines and whose stony soils are so good at restoring,
at night, the sun's warmth stored up during the day.
Finally, a subtle blend of traditions combining new, ultra-modern winemaking methods
and a permanent and constant follow-up by our oenologist.


The Bourse de Commerce — Pinault Collection Opening

The Bourse de Commerce — Pinault Collection Opening
On January 22, 2020

The Bourse de Commerce is a new site in Paris where works from the Collection Pinault are displayed. Dedicated to contemporary art seen through the prism of the collection, it presents thematic displays and monographic exhibitions, as well as new productions, commissioned works, carte blanche events and in situ projects. 


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Happening in March 2021

The Bourse de Commerce is a new site in Paris where works from the Collection Pinault are displayed. Dedicated to contemporary art seen through the prism of the collection, it presents thematic displays and monographic exhibitions, as well as new productions, commissioned works, carte blanche events and in situ projects. Open to everyone and every artistic discipline, the Bourse de Commerce offers educational programmes, conferences and meetings, screenings, concerts and performances.

François Pinault has channeled his passion for contemporary into assembling one of the most important collections in the world today: it now includes more than five thousand works from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His approach is fed by his commitment to sharing his passion for art with as broad an audience as possible, and to accompanying artists as they explore new territories.


Chateau d'Ainay le Vieil

Chateau d'Ainay le Vieil
On January 21, 2020
Welcome to the château of Ainay-le-Vieil, a historical monument along the tourist route, "la Route Jacques Coeur", just south of the Loire Valley. Ainay-le-Vieil is located 60 minutes south of the city of Bourges, and has remained under the ownership of the same family since 1467 when it was purchased by Charles de Chevenon de Bigny. The d'Aligny family, resides there year round, and invites you to tour Ainay-le-Vieil.
 

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Welcome to the château of Ainay-le-Vieil, a historical monument along the tourist route, "la Route Jacques Coeur", just south of the Loire Valley. Ainay-le-Vieil is located 60 minutes south of the city of Bourges, and has remained under the ownership of the same family since 1467 when it was purchased by Charles de Chevenon de Bigny. The d'Aligny family, resides there year round, and invites you to tour Ainay-le-Vieil.
 

Counterfeit museum

Counterfeit museum
On January 13, 2020

Unusual, educational, playful, disquieting, astonishing, there is no shortage of adjectives to evoke the Museum of Counterfeiting. Unique of its kind, this museum remains confidential, despite its more than 60 years of existence!


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Unusual, educational, playful, disquieting, astonishing, there is no shortage of adjectives to evoke the Museum of Counterfeiting. Unique of its kind, this museum remains confidential, despite its more than 60 years of existence!

 

The Museum of Counterfeiting presents several hundred objects in six rooms. It brings together a wide variety of collections ranging from the biggest luxury brands to everyday products, including industrial and artwork.


Guernsey Island

Guernsey Island
On January 10, 2020

You've found The Islands of Guernsey! Each of the five naturally beautiful Islands has its own distinct character, landscape and identity. So breathe deeply and start to relax - we know that you will love #ThatIslandFeeling

 


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You've found The Islands of Guernsey! Each of the five naturally beautiful Islands has its own distinct character, landscape and identity. So breathe deeply and start to relax - we know that you will love #ThatIslandFeeling

 

One of the famous Channel Islands and second only in terms of size to Jersey, Guernsey is the perfect island resort, with spectacular beaches and a definite subtropical feel. The mild winters and endless summer sunshine see a stream of tourists arrive, to enjoy the peace and tranquility offered on Guernsey, along with many scenic cliff top walks, prehistoric remains, woodland valleys, secluded coves and superb sandy beaches, with interesting rock pools just waiting to be explored at beaches such as l'Eree and Saints Bay.


Tour Vauban

Tour Vauban
On January 7, 2020

The Vauban Tower, admirably built and preserved, is the finest example of a low-battery sea fort and tower gorge that exists and is part of the Vauban fortifications included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is located in Camaret-sur-Mer, on the Crozon peninsula in Finistère.


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The Vauban Tower, admirably built and preserved, is the finest example of a low-battery sea fort and tower gorge that exists and is part of the Vauban fortifications included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is located in Camaret-sur-Mer, on the Crozon peninsula in Finistère.

 

Intended to defend the roadstead of Brest, this 18-metre high square tower is erected on the furrow (the seaward projection that extends the quays and protects the port), near the chapel of Notre Dame de Rocamadour. It is characterized by its pretty golden pink colour and is flanked by walls, a guard house, a cannon battery and a cannonball oven (one of the last preserved)... all surrounded by a ditch.

 
This tower was traced in 1689 by Vauban, the construction was completed in 1696. It is the only site which saw the presence of Vauban at the time of a battle (battle of Trez-Rouz of June 18, 1694 where the French troops crushed the English, two years before the end of the work). This glorious victory earned Camaret the title of "Guardian of the Armorican coast".

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