Hotel de l'Ecu
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... driving turned out to be a wine filled evening full of laughs.... Plus a lot of olives. Monday was Bastille day, so we headed to the nearest big-ish town, Royan, for dinner and to watch the fireworks. The rest of the week was basically as described up front... Sun, food and wine... Oh, and delicious ciders. We are leaving for Spain on Saturday morning :) ...
... it was worth a short (one day) detour, to visit Chateau Margaux and the Bordeaux region.
We didn’t have a hotel reservation, so decided to just drive into the town of Margaux and see what we found. As it turns out, there is a quaint little place within walking distance of Chateau Margaux, which had availability for the night, and also allowed for a nice walking tour of a few wine shops in the town of Margaux during the afternoon we arrived.
The proprietor ...
... their own cognac, plus make wine and a drink called pinneau (both red and white versions) which is an interesting aperitif. The lady there spoke no English, so it was a bit of a challenge having a tasting, but it was great fun and she was very patient, so we got there in the end. I have really enjoyed testing out my French speaking skills - and my memory! Leicester noticed the farmer had some similar farming machinery as he ...
... been a fan of cognac I was surprised to find it quite palatable, but of course, the most aged & expensive one was a favourite. We purchased a few bottles of wine and left Talmont to find another vineyard to visit. GPS lead us astray....again....and we ended up some very pretty lanes, but no vineyard. But after getting out cellphones and using more technology we located Domain Jean Chevalier, a local wine, cognac and pineau maker just outside the town of Mortagne. Here ...
... these moving days all smiles and efficient. If we leave early it will mean we can get somewhere new relax and have time before we have to make dinner etc..so today we left our lovely Ile de re (which was actually v sad as we totally fell in love with the place and it has well and truly spoiled us for anything to follow), and packed up and were on the road by 11am. This is mega early in our new life so Paul was happy we ...
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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