Hotel De France

Address: 56 Rue Frederic Mestreau, Saintes, Poitou-Charentes, 17100, France | 2 star hotel
 
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This 2 star hotel, located on 56 Rue Frederic Mestreau, Saintes, is near Abbaye aux Dames.
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    Travel Blogs from Saintes

    In the heart of Bordeaux wine region.

    A travel blog entry by michealhurley on Jun 27, 2015

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    ... the boulevard back to base and get ready to depart.

    We were on the road later than normal at 14:20 and our target was an Aire in the Bordeaux region not far off the motorway near Blaye.

    We decided to stop at another Aire at St. Paul de Blaye as there was electricity there at 55 mins for €2.00 to charge electronics.A small shop across the road has the jetons (tokens) for the service point and cold beer for the driver later. After all that it was onto the night stop ...

    Old World Charm and Golden Liquid

    A travel blog entry by houseoftemple on Jun 14, 2015

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    ... but we joined on and learnt about how they double distill the wine and put it into a cask and then into a big vat, back in a cask and into a big vat and so on. It takes five years just to make the cask's the Cognac is stored in and that has to happen before they make the cognac! Everything is a long process but has been going on for three centuries. I asked what happened to all the precious expensive cognac during WW11 and they built ...

    Getting Buzy

    A travel blog entry by megandlaurie on Jun 08, 2015

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    ... eight french speaking people was a challenge of understanding and patience but two of the guests were pilgrims doing 2 weeks per year hiking the camino and they had a little english to go with Laurie's little french so we got on fine until the politics came out and it got beyond our capacity. Basically they fear being accused of racism for the way they deal with muslims. A thunderstorm sent us to our rooms to finish a bottle of red and cooled the temperature and the ...

    A day out at the wineries.

    A travel blog entry by hethncol on May 12, 2015

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    ... need a good cellar. The wines we have been purchasing from the supermarkets we have called 'pot luck wines' and we've been quite lucky. But it was good to be able to taste what you are actually buying. Back home via the supermarket to but tonight's dinner - pork fillet and vegetables filled by some beautiful little tarts that Beverly found. But before this we took our cheese platter and wine down ...

    Mothers Day at Meschers

    A travel blog entry by hethncol on May 10, 2015

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    An even later start today and another lovely breakfast courtesy of Jan and Beverly. Then we set off for the local markets to buy supplies for our Mother's Day dinner to be catered for by Garry and Col in the absence of any children. Back home to put the goodies in the fridge before setting off to visit another lovely little French village, Talmont. Situated on a peninsula on ...