Le Relais de Saint Preuil
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... to take a tour of this factory, however you can
only make reservations through the tourist office and the tourist office was
closed for renovations. Apparently Dana and I chose the wrong weekend to go
exploring in Cognac.
Putting the disappointment aside, Cognac had a very
interesting downtown area. Again, this was a place where only pedestrians could
walk. It was cobble stones and there were some very cute, typical French buildings
... but we had a good time none the less and we all quite enjoyed Saintes.
Saintes is a city with (about) the same population as Rochefort, but it seemed much more busy and the downtown was also bigger with more stores, a bigger variety of stores and even an "old city" part….which is missing from Rochefort, that is usually found in most French cities I have noticed. Saintes was just simply, prettier, than ...
... and in one town the musty smell of wine was overpowering. Interestingly too, the shops in this area -supermarkets etc, still shut at lunchtime. David had a wander around the town to size up the boulangeries in the town. Only three camping cars ...
... drying sunflowers. Arrived at Angouleme, small town but excellent new campsite. Camped next to some more Aussies, Matt and Jane from Perth, who had been travelling Europe on and off for several years, initially in a Motorhome, now in a caravan. Much chatting over few red ...
... create the cognac.
Basically, cognac is a twice-distilled white wine, which, prior to distillation and barrel-aging, is quite acidic and not very palatable. The eau-de-vie is distilled in very specialized small, copper kettles, then aged in several different types of French oak barrels, depending on the characteristics the cellar master wishes to impart to the cognac. Cognac must ...