PV-Holidays Residence Maeva Jonzac
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... for next year..
What is it with this area and Hollyhocks? They are flowers which are found absolutely everywhere here, almost every crack in the pavement seems to be sprouting them.
If anyone can advise us, we would like to know!
We are currently back in Spain enjoying the heat for eight nights, before we head off to Greece.
More from there in a week or so!
Bye for now,
Christine and Richard
... wine was stored for fermentation which were named after the 7 dwarves. We also saw some concrete vats as well which Ben noticed were named after the planets (except for Earth). We then saw a lot of oak barrels where wine was being stored. Les (our South African tour guide who met Dennis Lille 2 days before our tour) told us that the barrel makers lit a fire to make the barrels in the middle to toast them ...
We started our day in Tours. First, we drove to Chateau de Vilandry. The castle there is beautiful with lots of impressive rooms and a great view from the castle keep. But the most amazing thing about this chateau was its gardens. Ben liked the maze, Mummy loved the vegetable and herb gardens, Jonny loved the fountains and the ...
... extends right across the road and below the huge statue of the Saint which sits supreme on a rocky hill overlooking the harbour.
There is a fine cathedral in this part of town and the river that runs from the mountains to the sea cuts through it.
A wedding party was assembling at the church in glorious sunshine.
As I made my way back to the promenade for the walk back I happened upon the musical find of my entire journey a 5 piece band busking on the street ...
... pleasant walking around, but to be honest, I didn't think it was any prettier than any other villages we have visited on this trip. After a crepe lunch we finally got on to some wine, pineau & cognac tasting. The Poitau-Chartenese region is famous for its pinaeu & cognac products. Pinaeu is a drink discovered by monks centuries ago by putting wine into cognac barrels. It comes in blanc or rouge and is drunk as an aperitif, very tasty with my preference been the ...