Le Chateau d'Allot
Travel Blogs from Bordeaux
... then in true tourist fashion pop onto the tourist train for a meander around the vineyards and a potted history of the town. Lunch calls and we find a charming restaurant next to the old washing place in the town.
After a good lunch we set off for a tour of the Eglise momlith , catacombs and the heritage of old St. E himself. It was fascinating, but sadly no photographs were allowed. We the climb the Kings Tower for a panoramic view of ...
... be showing off. They hadn't even done the lawns. This is a family owned Chateau - and I suspect one that is very much struggling. In the original chateau there is a daughter and a mother in law who still live here, other family members in other buildings. The wine was very nice at the tasting -and there is some heading to NZ.
... by-foot a lot less strenuous than the steep streets and stairways of Montmartre.
The drive from Bordeaux to Jim’s place just outside of Duras takes about 90 minutes, including a short detour to a local supermarket to buy tonight’s dinner. The house is on top of a hill and has great views over the valley below.
After dumping my bags in the room we headed into the village for a drink. Jim knows the local bar owner - a guy called Francis – and has ...
... hop off, but gives you a commentary along the way, and orientated us to the city better. We know where to head back to tomorrow. I started taking notes but then would miss seeing things cause I was writing and gave up, watched and listened. Although we visited here for a night last time, I have little memory of the city except it was cold and wet and we arrived in about 5pm and left again the next morning, so nothing is at all familiar.
Ted cooked us egg & bacon (proper English bacon from his freezer) this morning, so nice not to have bread & jam for once. Had a nice walk round his field and sat by the pool relaxing before heading into Eymet. Very pretty town and the local may be called Cafe de Paris but its just like an English pub & ...