Le Domaine de Tremont
Travel Blogs from Tournus
This was the longest leg of the trip at 330 km.
It did not get off to a good start as we knew better than TT and had checked, double and triple discussed but still ended up with “Turn around when possible” repeated over and over until we just had to obey.
Still haven't worked out why but lost an hour until we were back on the right road and direction. There was a stretch of motorway towards Sisteron (came by on the route down) which, as ever was a welcome ...
We headed through the French countryside, opting for the country roads as the tollways were going to cost 90 euros which we thought could buy 2 dinners in exchange for 2 hours of extra driving (which secretly pleased me because I'd seen some nice fields to photograph). After a supermache provided lunch (supermarkets are the best in France and cheap too) and a few detours down even more country country roads, jen had had enough, until we found one tree, amongst the wheat and an ...
... seen my brother for about a year and it was lovely to catch up. He had kindly lined up some work in the vineyards for us, and as the vines were growing like crazy we set to work that afternoon!!! It was as if we had never left, we were lucky enough to have a week of work and loved every minute. We were doing what is called the ‘ebourgeonnage’, for the white wines all new shoots are removed from the base of the vine, for the red vines the same is ...
... a table to sample the local dish Aioli - Ah ah, you'll all be saying garlic mayonnaise. That is very true, the smell of strong garlic is still all pervading but sacre blue even worse to Madame's horror the dish also included salted cod and snails. Poor Monsieur had to slug back all the snails, I counted over thirty. He looked decidedly queezy and unsteady on the walk back by the canal. Nothing to do with the wine tasting you understand…. Madame, as you ...
... was the most powerful abbey in all of France and probably all of Europe. When the abbey was founded, the abbot got the Pope to exempt Cluny from being under the control of a bishop. Eventually there were 400 monks at the abbey and there were "sister" abbeys under the auspices of the Abbey at Cluny. Well the Abbey became so wealthy that the monks lost their way in terms of their religious commitment. This was ...
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