Le Domaine de Tremont
Travel Blogs from Tournus
... It was an impressive buildings that had been added to over the centuries and was a real hotch potch of styles. That afternoon, Mal wasn't feeling the best so I went solo. We went for a lovely country drive through Burgundy with green hills, vineyards, villages and the odd small chateau here and there. The destination was Chateau ...
... pool, a giant furry dog. What more could you ask for?
Saturday in Beaune was market day, and they do it right. There is an enormous indoor/outdoor market with fresh fruits, veggies, cheeses, and meats of every variety. Including andouillette, which tastes like (as someone once said) "the devil’s *******." There were snails and breaded cow feet, veal heads and whole roosters for coq au vin. This place was bonkers. You could even ...
... having checked out of our B&B we met up with our second cruise group who were on excursion in Beaune, very conveniently for us. So we joined their wine tour in one of the underground cellars, something we had not yet done. Then we drove a short distance to Chalon sur Saone to board our ship. There we discovered that our ship, ironically named Serenity, had hit a bridge pylon on its previous ...
... The food was exceptional, the service good, and we did get the waiter to smile a couple of times. All because of my lousy French. The German has worked really well this trip, but struggling a little with French. I had a rabbit terrine that was stunning, R had fried goats cheese salad. She said it was brilliant. We both then had duck in raspberry sauce. I thought it might be too sweet, but the sauce was quite savoury and really amazing. ...
... that they must have a fire alarm sound for 5 minutes every time an event is held there. So after the foie gras, the alarm started going off and a man was barking orders in French which none of us understood including the guides. No one could turn off this cacophony and then we were served our main course and desert. We drove back through beautiful countryside to our waiting river boat. Tomorrow to Macon.
Other places to stay in Tournus
5-6 Place de L'Abbaye, Tournus | Hotelfrom $207
2-4 av Gambetta, Tournus | Hotelfrom $190
Rue Georges Mazoyer, Tournus | Hotelfrom $96
18 avenue du 23 Janvier, Tournus | Hotelfrom $60
9 rue Jean JaurÃ¨s, Tournus | Hotelfrom $87
Place du Champ de Mars, Tournus | Hotelfrom $101
21 Avenue Gambetta, Tournus | Hotelfrom $95
Avenue du Clos Mouron, Tournus | Hotelfrom $65
1 rue Pasteur, Tournus | Hotelfrom $60
9 Avenue Gambetta, Tournus | Hotelfrom $75