Hotel Mercure Angers Lac De Maine
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Today Josine took us all to the markets in Bourgueill which wound its way through all the nobbly streets and buildings of the main street.
We had 3 hours of buying cherries, soft runny orange rind cheese, freshly shucked oysters, heirloom apples, some amazing dried figs to die for and wine of course!! Kevin was then looking intensively for a patisserie for a sugar fix which we soon found and ...
Our each day begins with muesli in the Chateau kitchen, then we get stuck into the laundry which consists of washing, hanging, drying and ironing sheets, pillowcases and duvets all with an ordinary steam iron! It drags on all day especially if there has been a lot of house guests. Kevin and I have also been cleaning rooms after guests have left, new bed linen, cleaning the bathrooms, washing the floors and vacuuming.
Outside is a never ...
Tarte Tatin , a French classic was my dessert and very yummy. Later that night we went to three different bars drinking Cointreau, whiskey and dessert wines. The bars were all unique and somewhat historic, one playing vinyl of John Spencer which was Ã¼ber cool.
Eventually we staggered up the very bumpy cobblestones to our rather compact budget hotel and crashed out. Next day we ...
... as base for the Angevin Kings.
The chateau is enormously sturdy, with several hundred metres of defensive walls further reinforced by a total of 17 towers. Entrance was is through one of two drawbridges across a moat. It is one of very few defensive castles that was never successfully taken successfully by siege.
It was during the 14th and 15th centuries that Angers castle was most important, and during this period the impressive Apocalypse tapestry was ...
... decorated in style and have breathtaking views on the park. You will truly appreciate the elegance and tranquil beauty of the estate.Stroll in the grounds, relax by the log fire, or enjoy the heated outdoor pool.
Château de la Coutancière will be the setting for a most luxurious and memorable holiday in ...