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Travel Blogs from Soussac
... Worn out by the walking and the heat ,27 degrees today we head for the cloisters of and old abbey to enjoy some shade and a glass of ice cold Perrier.
We wend our way back to the B&B through the vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see and prepare for tomorrows journey.
We are able to enjoy a meal in a restaurant within easy walking distance tonight and whilst not as individualistic as yesterdays we had an excellent ...
... hotel"- which was nautical themed. I forgot to mention that. Why on earth they thought nautical was an appropriate theme for a "hotel" in the french countryside is beyond me. But we took our 3 hour train home and made it safe and sound.
Once again, I just got on a roll writing and couldn't stop myself. There is just so much I could write about!
But I do have one final thought that I would like to put out there: The Spanish have NO rhyme or reason ...
... we took her and her bicycle on board and she joined us for lunch before we continued on to the next town where her husband was waiting to collect her and presented up with a bottle of wine for our efforts.
We were very surprised at the large amount of Aussies we met along the way. It certainly helps when everyone has there countries flags flying from there boat, ...
... Soutard clearly has money! It sits on top of limestone with only a few cms of clay. The chateau dates back to the 16th century but was extensively renovated in 2008-10. This included removing one part of original building, excavating 6m down to create a underground cellar (and huge glass lift) and then using all the original materials recreating the top again. It was raining but we were inside so it really didnt matter - until lunchtime.
... 105 euro I don’t think it ticked the value-for-money box. We only drank half the wine, so had it re-corked and left it at a wine shop across the road run by a couple of guys Jim knows – one an Australian ex-pat from Adelaide.
It had stopped raining now so we took a walk through the steep cobbled streets, past the church to the top of the hill where there’s a square with some restaurants, an up market hotel and a few touristy shops. We looked around one of ...