Hostellerie les Hauts de Sainte Maure
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... between free and occupied France, and legend has it that the Grand Gallery was used by the Resistance as an escape route to help large numbers of refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation. The interior of the chateau is full of wonderful furniture, and countless paintings and huge tapestries adorn the walls of every room.
We finally had had enough of the crowds and the heat, so retired to a nearby camping facility to ...
... to get back under the arch to the other side of the castle. But we made it!
The same day we went to Vouvray to take a tour of the wine caves. After our tour we had the opportunity to try three wines. Unfortunately I don't remember the names of any of the wines but they were all white, and one of them was sparkling. ...
... I'm trying to eat healthy...even though I'm in France so everyone probably thinks I'm crazy. On the drive back to Tours we stopped at the wine caves of Vouvray. Here they have millions of wine bottles stored in cold caves. Though most of their wines are bubbly there are some still ones as well. We got to try a few and they were all very good. Next Tuesday we have a wine and cheese tasting which I am very excited for because French wines and cheeses fascinate me.
... get the the March Bredif winery, which was recommended by the tour driver yesterday. Took a bus to the winery. We had a tour through the cave where the wine is processed and then had some wine tastings afterwards. Taking the public bus have us a unique experience on how the locals travel. Good experience. The wine guide gave us some hints on what and where to have dinner.
... with lots of cafés, bars, restaurants. Last nights meal was good but we thought we might try another restaurant tonight. So instead of having dinner at the square, we decided to go one road back from the square and found a place we thought we'd like. After we sat down and ordered our meal, we realised it was the same restaurant we ate at last night, except we entered through the back door.
It's 9 pm now and we are ready for bed - another long and eventful ...
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