Le Logis des Cordeliers Hotel
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- Swimming pool
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Like all good things, this mini-break had to come to an end and for us, the last blow out was a leisurely lunch at La Florida, a lovely restaurant which had passed from Father to son who had jazzed it up a little to make it a more modern place.
The interior is white and bright and after a little table rearranging we were all sat down for a feast.
Much fine food was had - I settled for lamb which ...
... I might have to drink some of my spoils or wear multiple layers of clothing t get all this bounty home! In the end it all fitted in. Just.
And so to our final tasting destination - Domaine Entras, a small holding which produces wine, Floc and Armagnac. Michel met us at the door of the lovely farmhouse and took us thought the history of the property. With his wife Brigitte, they purchased the property in 1982 and opened their ...
Our final destination for the day was the the Cistercian abbey of Flaran. Here we had a tour of the building and then some time to peruse the art collection.
The abbey was built in the 12th Century and had various mishaps over the centuries having been caught up in the both the hundred year war and the French wars of religion when it was burned down for the first time and was again burned down for a dodgy insurance claim before being taken over as a cultural site ...
... of rivers where taxes or duties would need to be paid. Se explained that the local soils are clay-limestone which produces a more robust style of spirit which is longer in the mouth and favours the Ugni Blanc and Colombard grapes. Floriane contrasted this with the more volatile spirit from Bas where there is more Baco and Folle blanche which I think we were all starting to see as we gained more experience in tasting.
Our venu for lunch was the Moulin des Saveurs in Barbaste. This restaurant is situated in the remains of a 13th Century fortified mill (why a mill required fortification I cannot find!). Next to the mill is a lovely weir and a 12th Century arched bridge which made for some pretty photos. The restaurant area is inside caves carved out of the local rock which at one time used to contain a steam engine for the bakery I believe. So, when in a fine ...