Les Saveurs de l'Abbaye
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The bread- a staple everywhere in France- a light, crusty baguette for less than one euro.
And finally, of course, cheap but reasonable wines for around €3 to €5 a bottle in the supermarket, or €8 to €12 a half litre carafe in a restaurant.
France has so many lovely places to visit, but we would return year after year for the food alone!
We have already booked our French ...
... we invited them to Sega for a meal, our friends from Scotland, David and Jeanette whose apartment in Turkey we stayed in last year, were arriving in their Heavenly Twins catamaran called Grey Dove in the evening so we invited them to eat with us as well. A super fun eve with plenty of food and plenty of wine. The next day 26th July was my birthday, before they all arrived for coffee I undid cards and pressies, spoke to both the mums, Sophie, Chris, ...
... Caprais de Blaye.
The Aire in St. Paul is being re-surfaced but note that apart from shop which closes at 19:30 there is nothing else in the village by way of facilities.
We must have passed signs for 100 Chateau or Caves in our evening journey through the heart of the wine region. The neat rows of the vines are such a beautiful sight.
We crossed over the Gironde and the Dordogne en-route the waters that are so essential to the Bordeaux heartbeat.
... but we joined on and learnt about how they double distill the wine and put it into a cask and then into a big vat, back in a cask and into a big vat and so on. It takes five years just to make the cask's the Cognac is stored in and that has to happen before they make the cognac! Everything is a long process but has been going on for three centuries. I asked what happened to all the precious expensive cognac during WW11 and they built ...
Wow, it is beautiful down here, quite different to the Loire region, it is quite rural with the rugged Pyrenees in the background and bordering Spain. Diana's forefathers came from the south of France so we drove 6 hrs to Buzy near Pau to stay and get the feel of her great grandfather's place. We had a quick look around the very close knitted communities then checked into our b&b. We stayed in a b&b La Maïnade which had rooms and also provided dinner. Sitting at ...