Day 10 – Laundry! Saumur & Rochecotte
It’s day 10 – which means 1/3 into the trip which means laundry day. I did make sure that Saumur had a laundry mat and schedule the day accordingly.
Everything was controlled from one big machine on the wall – pretty cool.
With clean clothes we then headed to the Chateau in Saumur – which I have a really hard time pronouncing! I mean really hard time. It is a storybook castle.
You might recognize it from the Duke of Berry’s Book of Hours:
There is a cafe outside of the castle and for lunch I had the salmon salad.
I accidentally ordered noodles – I still don’t know how.
I found that my new favorite dessert is the floating island – meringue and custard!
Like so many castles it is better from the outside than the inside – very much designed for children – lots of ‘fun’ things and museum things but not as striking as from the outside. They have been doing a lot of renovation so maybe in a few years…
Our next stop was the Chateau Rochecotte. This is a castle hotel that we stayed at before and also allowed us to film. Very nice – very elegant.
Tonight was about filming a ‘fine’ meal – and this was one of the finest we had. They allowed us to film at dinner.
First they brought us these tasting appetizers (that we didn’t order).
Then I had a carpaccio of Fois Gras and Tuna.
Then to the lamb!
And the cheese course.
You have to tell them what you want – I influence but let them take me on a tour.
After they tell you what order to eat the cheeses in!
Then the dessert…
And the dessert that comes after the dessert!
Remember folks – this is work! Though I do get to eat it 🙂
We have had lots of questions about menus so I am posting this one:
Trip tally: 1395KM traveled. 26 places visited (14 castles, 3 cathedrals, 4 prehistoric sites + 5 places of cultural significance).
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