Wine at Le Comptoir du Pantheon

A view from Le Comptoir du Pantheon

Sitting in front of the Pantheon in Paris on a hot summer day, nothing tastes better than a cool glass of light Rose wine while watching the world drift along. The pavement terrace is big, very busy (welcome to Paris) and conveniently located on the shady side of the street. Look one way and you see Voltaire’s burial place. Look another and you catch a lovely view of the Eiffel Tower. Take an hour, take two even,… while you sip the wine, watch people saunter by, and ponder the menu for dinner. Will it be a salad or maybe a filet mignon? You’ve got all evening to decide. Enjoy the excellent service at Le Comptoir du Pantheon as well.

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Wagging Bambi tails at Jardin des Plantes in Paris

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Touring Loire Valley by bike peaceful and fun

If there is “slow food,” then consider trying out “slow touring.” Touring Loire Valley by bike allows you to stop, ponder, photograph and enjoy while not missing a bit. Forget whizzing past to get to the next castle or winery. You’ll still get there. It’ll just be a bit slower and a whole lot more fun.

Loire Valley wine tasting experience is memorable

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Loire Valley music & concerts + free food

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Postcard Paris: Jardin du Luxembourg escape

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Passing time in Paris at Le Comptoir du Pantheon

A view from Le Comptoir du Pantheon. Sitting in front of the Pantheon in Paris on a hot summer day, nothing tastes better than a cool glass of light Rose wine while watching the world drift along.

A must-visit: France’s Villandry castle gardens

The Loire Valley, about an hour south of Paris, is known for its wines – mostly a softer, lighter rosé or white but also some vibrant reds – as well as for its castles. You could spend weeks visiting all the wineries and castles – or longer. But be sure to stop in to see the Villandry castle gardens.

Map of France

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Tours’ Place Plumereau

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Amboise Castle

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Maison des Vins de Loire

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Chez Paulette Restaurant and Wine Bar

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Jardin des Plantes

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Comptoir du Panthéon - Paris

Heads up! This information on Compoir du Panthéon was accurate when we published it on HI Travel Tales, but, as we know, traveling is all about changes (and inflation, sadly). Please be sure to confirm prices, transportation schedules, hours of operation, safety and health considerations, request for perfect weather during your entire visit, and any other important details before your adventure.