Hotel de l'Ecu
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- Pets allowed
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We woke to torrential rain. In fact much of the night was torrential rain so it was no surprise we were next to a very large puddle. After breakfast in the camp common room we were sent to Bages , a tiny village where, to our amazement, there was a bike shop with the right size tyre and inner tube for P&Ps tandem - phew! Then onwards for a day crossing the Medoc. The highlight ...
A slightly early start this morning - misreading of watch with backlighting got us up by 6.30! Impressive or what! 8.20 kick off and we shopping in Bordeaux by 10. Bouliac has an impressive shopping centre for all our food shopping requirements, a bike shop for Pat and Pam's overshoes, and a coffee brew up next to the shopping centre car park! We had a smooth journey through Bordeaux before lunching by a lake whilst the tents dried. ...
A short days ride, a mere 63 miles though our stokers both thought we had done about 100 miles! After a quiet night, with just one animal intruder rummaging through our rubbish we set off without coats for the first time in days. After meeting alarge group of youngsters on their bikes we passed them twice to numerous bonne jours and tenez a droits! After shopping and ...
... such as Lafitte Rothschild, Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Larose, etc, photo ops galore! It is very difficult to visit the big chateaux for wine tastings unless you've set up an appointment (meaning you're going to buy big amounts of wine!!) so we contented ourselves with just imagining what we could do had we money to burn! ...
... and 'champagne', the name 'cognac' is an Appellation d'origine contrôlée, (AOC) and the brandy's production methods must meet certain legal requirements.
The vineyards of the two most common grapes used, Folle Blanche and Ugni Blanc (locally known as Saint-Emilion), blanket the hillsides surrounding the town of Cognac. These grapes are used to create a white wine, which is then ...