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Saint Savin Abby Valley of the Frescoes

Valley of the Frescoes- Bucolic Villages of Amazing Frescoes

The Valley of the Frescoes extends from Saint-Savin to Saulgé. There are five stops on this route:  Abbey of Saint-Savin, Antigny, Jouhet, Montmorillon and Saulgé. We based our stay in Montmorillon and from there explored these frescoes. You can read about Montmorillon here. Valley of the Frescoes - Saulgé On our first ...

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Bourgueil Abbey of Saint-Pierre Includes a Remarkable Collection of Artifacts

The Bourgueil Abbey, officially known as Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Bourgueil-en-Vallée, was founded in 990. The Comtesse de Poitiers (Countess of Poitiers) Emma of Blois founded it as a Benedictine Abbey. A bit of her history can be found in this article . We visited Bourgueil for the first time in 2014 but the Abbey was ...

Exploring Moët and Chandon in Épernay

Who doesn’t love Champagne? Whether it is just a glass of Champagne or when it is part of an aperitif called a Kir Royal in the Burgundy Region, champagne is lovely. Moët and Chandon Champagne House in Épernay was the first champagne house we toured and it was as informative as the champagne was enjoyable! Did you know ...

La Corroirie du Liget

La Corroirie du Liget

We spotted La Corroirie du Liget set back from the D760 on the edge of the forest as we were driving home from a day in Montrésor. It was one of those “after thought” stops. That’s what I like about driving some of the smaller roads in France. You never know what surprise you are going to find so we generally leave ...

La Chartreuse du Liget

La Chartreuse du Liget

Our first glimpse of La Chartreuse du Liget  was on our morning drive to Montresor, I knew we would have to return to see what was behind this magnificent gate. As we continued down the road (D760) we were amazed at the surrounding wall and its watchtower. The château at Montresor was lovely, as is the town, but rain ...

Bourgueil

Located equi-distant from Villandry, Saumur and Chinon many wonderful little villages  surrounded our gite. Bourgueil was one of these towns that captivated my heart. [caption id="attachment_3472" align="alignleft" width="399"] Home of La Galette Bourgueilloise[/caption]   Our first few trips to Bourgueil took ...

fontevraud abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

The rain was driving down and we missed the small sign for Fontevraud Abbey as we wound through the seemingly impossibly narrow streets. Upon reaching the car park, we had misgivings because ours was the only car – was it possible that Fontevraud  was closed or were we just the only people out on this rainy October ...