Balladins Saintes Express

9 Rue de la Cote de Beaute, Saintes, Poitou-Charentes, 17100, France | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Saintes

The Kiwi's Share

A travel blog entry by mandyandcharlie

2

... of the porous nature of the oak barrels (they call this "the angels' share") which equates to about 20 million bottles per year! The walls and ceilings of the cellars are covered with a tiny black fungus which thrives on the evaporated cognac.
The site we stayed at was a 4th generation family-based vigneron and producer of eau-de-vie (the precursor to cognac) which they sell to both Hennessy and Remy-Martin, and they ...

Cognac and other bevies

A travel blog entry by jo.kidd2

26

... they made they offered us a tasting which was most enjoyable and we bought some cognac and some of their gorgeous Pineau. As they are farmers and have 200 hectares of grain as we'll there was an immediate hook up with Leicester and although neither could speak each other's language there was communication flowing with hand movements etc and soon they were both up in the combined harvester with the engine running and things moving up and down. I think they really enjoyed the contact ...

Mortagne sur Gironde

A travel blog entry by susannz

30

... would be full of beach chairs and umbrellas for rent in a few weeks time. We were treated to an aerobatic display overhead by three airforce planes, as the French airforce was celebrating 80 yrs, not being able to read French, we are not sure 80 yrs of what...and they had a huge marqui set up on the beach with real planes, simulators and info on display. Mia actually sat in the cockpit of a fighter plane! Maybe a future pilot in our midst :) Of course all the shops close ...

Euronat

A travel blog entry by susannz

21

... not want to travel the next 300 kms on a space saver tyre! So after much talking with Europcar roadside assistance...in broken English/French they sent us to Brive et Guillard. Of course we arrive at 12 o'clock...and everything is closed for lunch. Luckily the second place we went to was able to help us out. We had to buy two new tyres because of some rule about tyres having to match. So another claim to be made on the travel insurance when we get back! After Speedy ...

The last of France

A travel blog entry by sophistikitty

2

... glassy, making for an exceptionally comfortable ride. With the sea stretching out smoothly towards the horizon, the line where the water met the sky looked almost purple and distinctly otherworldly in the early morning light.

We had another day of sunbathing and reading, while feeling a little anxious about our entry into Royan, which is in the mouth of the Gironde, which has some wickedly fast tidal streams if you catch it ...

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This hotel, located on 9 Rue de la Cote de Beaute, Saintes, is near Abbaye aux Dames.
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