Wine, food and other things

Well Beaune is another quite beautiful spot. We had a lovely walk around the village and dinner at La Grilladine  in the centre of the city. My first experience of escargot, which was very tasty although saltier than my palate is used to. Of course all the ‘naughty’ plates in these photos belong to Tony. Overall, our first day has been fabulous – this is a very beautiful part of France and we are fortunate to be staying in a fabulous chateau. And of course the wines of Burgundy are to come tomorrow. Maybe we can delay our trip to Paris.

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Beaune you are beautiful

Just arrived at our chateau just outside Beaune (pronounced ‘bon’).  A beautiful respite here at the Chateau de Challanges  once again, but up several notches from our previous accommodation. Big kudos to the other half who found this oasis online.  Here are a couple of photos on our arrival to make you a little jealous of our two nights here. And as you can see we have a room with a view … or two … or several.

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Of wine and food

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Today was one to test the tastebuds. We visited the markets in Les Halles Avignon, which while impressive were by no means comparable to the markets of Barcelona which we visited last year (posts still to be updated!).  We then … Continue reading

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Avignon at its finest

We were the total tourist today. Le Pont at Avignon and the the Pont de Gard made up our day of touring this delightful area of Provence.  Thrilled with our photos on this very hot day – 35+. Enjoy.

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Not quite ‘Sur le Pont D’Avignon

Arriving in the afternoon we haven’t yet had a chance to get on to Le Pont D’Avignon , but this afternoon had a small taste of Avignon itself. A beautiful and historic city with plenty to see. Planning our trip for Avignon and surrounds for tomorrow but in the meantime a few visuals.

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Paradise definitely not lost

Just a few more photographs of our time in this part of the south of France. Heading to Avignon tomorrow and sad to say goodbye, again, to the beautiful St-Jean Cap Ferrat.

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A week is not a long time in paradise

We are still with Basil and Clare in their beautiful villa. Not much more to say because the pictures tell the story of how we’re enjoying beautiful sunny days, wonderful food and amazing company with our dear friends and some of their friends. Here are some photos of the serenity that is St-Jean Cap Ferrat in the markets and in the restaurants – or just simply looking out over these stunning views.

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