Chateau de Viaud

Address: Lalande de Pomerol, Aquitaine, 33500, France | Hotel
 
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This hotel, located in Lalande de Pomerol, is near Clos des Menuts.
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Travel Blogs from Lalande de Pomerol

Work, work, work (and a little wine)

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker on Jul 22, 2015

1 comment, 1 photo

... give great joy. The very best wines would still be wasted on me, even today. And sometimes they can be used mostly for showing off, there’s quite a bit of that that happens too….

Back to work. I was working on the launch of our French version of Life Hope and Truth. As we started this project, without much thinking about it, I vaguely thought all we’d have to do is translate the articles, but there has been much more to it than ...

A full day with old friends

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker on Jul 21, 2015

3 comments, 5 photos

This morning I worked several hours in the hotel room, then at 10:00 walked over to the chateau to have a look. I got behind a family group from the Netherlands and had to wait while they negotiated the ticket counter.

The first castle built on the site began in the 1100s. In the 1300s it was heavily fortified with money provided by the first French Pope, Clement V, of the Catholic schism period. It was ...

Great day in Blaye

A travel blog entry by benjon on Jul 13, 2015

24 photos

... wine was stored for fermentation which were named after the 7 dwarves. We also saw some concrete vats as well which Ben noticed were named after the planets (except for Earth). We then saw a lot of oak barrels where wine was being stored. Les (our South African tour guide who met Dennis Lille 2 days before our tour) told us that the barrel makers lit a fire to make the barrels in the middle to toast them ...

Bastille Day

A travel blog entry by sueshuttleworth on Jul 14, 2014

1 comment, 2 photos

... and take ages about putting a chain and lock on her bike, then go towards the shop two times, each time returning to the bike to make sure it was locked up OK, before entering the store. Half an hour later when Roger still hadn't appeared went in to see what the problem was, and the same girl was in charge of the till Roger was in the queue at. Some lads immediately in front of Roger appeared to have bought an electrical appliance and the ...

Frogs Legs...

A travel blog entry by kyajade on Aug 07, 2013

4 photos

I woke up early this morning and went downstairs to organize for us to change rooms. Amy was coming to Bordeaux and we wanted to swap to a three bed room so we could stay together. So I organized that, then went back up to the room. My hayfever was a bit mental this morning, so instead of trying (and probably failing) to get back to sleep, I stayed up and packed up our bags. After that I was tired enough to get to sleep without sneezing for twenty hours, so ...