Travel Blogs from Azay-sur-Indre
Today our route took us through the valley and past numerous vineyards and chateaux (castles). I have to completely reverse what I said yesterday about the weather,as today was baking hot - well into the thirties.
Our first stop was the Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau, between Saumur and Tours. Built on a natural island on the Indre River, and surrounded by a moat, this beautiful building is adorned with slender ...
... to get back under the arch to the other side of the castle. But we made it!
The same day we went to Vouvray to take a tour of the wine caves. After our tour we had the opportunity to try three wines. Unfortunately I don't remember the names of any of the wines but they were all white, and one of them was sparkling. ...
... in the very back singing songs the whole time. Anna even thanked us for our lovely concert...I should probably become a singer now.
After viewing the castle, which Anna Norris's daughter showed us (she is super nice), we were able to take a paddle boat around the castle (and under). Of course Erin, Caroline, Devon, Dana and I were all up for this idea but we didn't realize how hard it would be. We divided in groups of 3 and Erin and I ended up being the ...
... get the the March Bredif winery, which was recommended by the tour driver yesterday. Took a bus to the winery. We had a tour through the cave where the wine is processed and then had some wine tastings afterwards. Taking the public bus have us a unique experience on how the locals travel. Good experience. The wine guide gave us some hints on what and where to have dinner.
... cheeses, fruit veg and seafood and a great friendly atmosphere. One thing is certain, the locals in Tours, especially at the markets are very french with not many speaking English, however they were still a friendly bunch.
After the markets we went on a chateaux (castle) and wine tasting tour. We visited two chateaux, it was ok to see but I had enough of the French history now. One of the chateaux was the place that Leonardo de Vinci lived for his last ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking