Hotel de l'Ecu
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The bread- a staple everywhere in France- a light, crusty baguette for less than one euro.
And finally, of course, cheap but reasonable wines for around €3 to €5 a bottle in the supermarket, or €8 to €12 a half litre carafe in a restaurant.
France has so many lovely places to visit, but we would return year after year for the food alone!
We have already booked our French ...
... which he thought were really yummy. Next we went on a wine tour of Blaye and Cote de Bourg. We went to Chateau Roussel and started our tour in the vines. Ben saw the 2 different types of grape leaves: merlot and cabernet Sauvignon. Jon heard that some of the grape vines were 4 years old like Jonny. Some of the other grape vines were 40 years old like Mummy (but not Daddy). We then saw some big metal vats ...
... English and had impressive walls and battlements. Ben and Jon also got to pretend to fire cannons at the invaders! Ben, Jon and Daddy pretended we were protecting the citadel from baddies and that the sentry post was our rocket ship. After a fun afternoon and some yummy crepes for dessert, it was time to head to our apartment and off to ...
Early nights on continent make for early breakfasts!
I struck off in search of a bread shop for the morning sustenance. A small shop is on hill nearby and she has more sweets than normal groceries but at least she had bread….sorted.
I set off alone to walk the steps above the town to get an idea of it's layout, the No. 33 bus takes you along the promenade to, if I might call it the classy part of town. It is here you have the designer shops and plenty shoppers in them. ...
... sur Gironde, stopping at an archeological site of roman ruins on the way. The Museum itself was closed but we were able to see the ruins and marvel at the exploits of the Romans all those years ago. Talmont is a village built on the edge of the Gironde, with high walls and XIIth century church sitting on the walled waters edge. Apparently the 'prettiest' village in Europe, it only has 70 residents, but thousands of visitors each year. Cars are not allowed in the town, so ...