La Montagne Gites & Chambres d'Hotes
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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So on October 30 - we visited several wineries - tasted various c******nay types - visited a family owned winery a purchase a few bottles of pouilly fuisse - my favorite - had a great dinner at the B and B
October 31 - visited Cluny and the Abbey - the revolutionaries in 1790 destroyed the most beautiful abbey -- we seen this a lot throughout France - we then went to a 1600 chateau - beautiful visit.
on 10/29 - we went to one Chateau for testing - Patriarche Pere et Fils - we tested 13 wines for $20 - great stuff - I bought 6 bottles - let's see if it lasts -
Met two guys from Kansas City - yes the great state of Missouri - they are vacationing in France - one of the guy's sons lives in San Diego - he and his wife will be there in January - small ...
... On we drove, arriving in late afternoon in the small wine-focused town of Beaune, in the Côte d'Or region of Burgundy. After a warm welcome from Madame, in whose Hotel des Remparts we are staying, we had a very few minutes in our room. (She spoke movingly of her gratitude to Americans for helping France in WWII.) We went to see a hospital, called a "Hotel Dieu" when it was founded in 1443. That means Big House of God--it was ...
This is the day we left the Novotel for the bus ride to the ship. En route, we stopped in Beaune and got to visit the Hotel Dieu. The 'o' in Hotel is supposed to have '^' on top, which means that an 's' originally came after the 'o'--leave it to the French to overcomplicate things. Anyway, this place was really interesting because it ...
... was the most powerful abbey in all of France and probably all of Europe. When the abbey was founded, the abbot got the Pope to exempt Cluny from being under the control of a bishop. Eventually there were 400 monks at the abbey and there were "sister" abbeys under the auspices of the Abbey at Cluny. Well the Abbey became so wealthy that the monks lost their way in terms of their religious commitment. This was ...