Hotel de l'Avenue

114 Avenue Gambetta, Saintes, Poitou-Charentes, 17100, France | 2 star 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

... crowd. There seemed to be many more Muslims here than previous places and most of the restaurants along the river reflected this. After a lunch of breads and meats we meandered into the little squares and lanes fascinated by the architecture and the number of people enjoying meals on this very hot 32degree day. Apparently now Bordeaux is classed as a world heritage site and all the buildings within its 18km reflect this with heaps of walkways and state of the art transport ...

Mortagne sur Gironde

A travel blog entry by susannz

30

... their wines, so more tasting & purchasing was done. The Chateaux de Marquis de Vaudan is an old chateau in the outskirts of town and along with their wines they had bought their horse and carriage to town for the fete. It was magic listening to the clip clopping of horses hooves on the centuries old cobbles. Monday Our last morning in this sweet place dawned bright again, but this time we had to pack up and leave, for today we go north into the department of the Loire & Sarthe region! ...

The last of France

A travel blog entry by sophistikitty

2

... wrong time. Naturally we'd planned our trip so we'd be there at the right time, but stern warnings about a place's dangers tend to stick in one's mind, even if you know you're going to avoid them.

All went smoothly, as expected, although the number of boats trying to make their way into the marina at once was quite alarming! Nonetheless, we navigated through the sea of yachts towards the visitor's berths, the sun ...

La préparation des stocks continue.

A travel blog entry by karele

1

... on a un an de pq, là il faut le faire non?! The other day we worked out how much toilet paper we would use, we did the same with Cous Cous, rice, cerals etc. and we have started serious buying as a result. We’ve bought a year’s worth of toilet paper, benefitting from a deal at the supermarket. A year’s worth of toilet roll for 30 Euros, it’s silly not ...

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This 2 star hotel, located on 114 Avenue Gambetta, Saintes, is near Abbaye aux Dames.
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4.00 of 5 stars Excellent