Domaine de Venoise
Travel Blogs from Noyers-sur-Serein
... LQ adept at handling a cup of tea and a chocolate croissant and the wheel. One more manual lock before arriving in Tournus again. Here we topped up with water and electricity, visited the local supermarket, which was probably as big as Woollies at Northbridge Plaza, had a cup of coffee and headed off.
We are now cruising on the Saone, which is much wider and is apparently a working river. It is a Sunday and we know how the Europeans don't like to work on a Sunday; however ...
... the wheel, as we approach the lock we slow down so JW and DM can get off to handle the filling or emptying the lock and then opening the gates and we girls handle the ropes. It takes a bit of co-ordination and team work and thanks to our trusty captain, DQ, all is plain sailing.
We headed to Cuisery where we berthed for the night at the side of the river as there were no spots at the jetty. We headed into the Cuisery for dinner, pizza and pasta and of course ...
... as were classified simply as "Bourgogne’. These wines can be made of grapes grown from all over the valley. Next level up in the classification system are the village wines which come from the lower slopes, if any wine comes from a single plot of vines they are allowed to put the plot name on the label. The premier cru and the grand cru are two higher levels and are therefore the best quality and the most expensive. They come from vineyards which ...
... We tried both the restaurants mentioned in the LP, and they really were great. The first night we hit the bistro Le Saint-Vernier, really an old fashioned pub, and the food (and wine) was fantastic and filling. The second night at the Maison Dieu Les Minimes was admittedly more expensive but the food was fantastic. We would recommend this town to everyone wanting to visit rural Burgundy, a real gem of a ...
... interview on national radio, I was basking in some momentary sunshine on the upper terrace, when some threatening clouds started to appear. It was all quite quick, I had to pack up the iPad, pack up the umbrella, pick up the bodum coffee glass, move the candelabra from last nights dinner party and get upstairs. iPad was fine, bodum got dropped, candle fell off the candelabra, umbrella got stuck.....more panic.
I managed to resettle upstairs ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed