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2010 HOLIDAYS


Holiday in France - The Loire - 2010


The Loire is the second longest river in the world - best bit is where they make the wines!
The white Muscadet just at the start of the river along from Nantes - Melon de Bourgogne grape
The main (and best!!) red wine is made from the Cabernet Franc grape;
production is based around the medieval town of Chinon - Saumur, Bourgeuil, and St. Nicholas de Bourgeuil.



View through the vineyards - possibly towards Bourgeuil



Partner Anne Vaughan amongst the vines!



We usually spend a week in the medieval town of Chinon - view from the gite across the river



Inside the little gite on a tiny island by the main Chinon bridge



Ready for a boat trip






The local stone 'tuffeau' (limestone) was mined for building material - many caves created were later used to live in -
now museums, mushroom growing, wine making and maybe even still housing



A deep cave


'Troglodite' museum



Mushroom caves


Wine caves!


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