Domaine Le Capitaine

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  • Day27

    Tours - Chateaus and Wine

    September 26, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Got up and out to have breakfast at a local bar/ restaurant. Not great. Got our first two wineries done by 11. Interesting watching them take delivery of the grapes and put them into the press. Very informative about their original process. Drove to the Chateau Vilandry. BEAUTIFUL gardens. The only existing gardens left that were built in this manner. Took in 3 more wineries in the Chinon area. Mostly Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc grapes. Not my favorites. They use old quarry caves to store their oak barrels for aging. The temp and humidity are near perfect for this. Stopped at grocery store and got a baget, cheese, ham, and wine. Took it all back to our hotel and ate on the deck. Back to Paris tomorrow.Read more

  • Day25

    Travel Day - Florence to Tours France

    September 24, 2017 in France ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    Took a taxi from hotel to airport. Driver was a typical Italian cab driver. Hang on baby!! Got there safely. Flight was on time. Picking up the car was an exercise in patience. One hour plus to get service. Car had damage so more time needed as they said it was damage free. Navigator got us to our hotel just fine. Drove into Tours for dinner which was good. Got lost going back to the hotel at night but got there eventually. A big castle and vineyards are on the agenda tomorrow.Read more

  • Day26

    Tours - Chateau Chambord and wine

    September 25, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    We went to see the castle that Louis XIV liked. Got there at noon just as the rain stopped. Four floors made of marble plus the towers and gardens. Spent 3 hours and I think we only saw a third of the place. Did some wine tasting at 3 locations. One was the Cave de Vouvray. They age and store their wines in ancient caves. Very interesting. Had dinner in Vouvray in a very nice restaurant.Read more

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