29 April 2005

Leaving the Loire.

We had our last wonderful day sur la Loire today, travelling from Chinon to Loudon via the Abbaye a Fontevreau. The abbey is an incredible 12 century abbey, the largest in France. The chateau at Chinon was significant in the life of Joan of Arc; the bars and tabac are named in her honour.
It is ridiculously hot; 25 degrees. We are now headed south for the Bordeaux region. The wines have been great; last night's Chinon white was very good. A bientot.