Back from a proper holiday – not one involving running around forests or walking up hills, rather one visiting castles and vineyards, and even a bit of fine dining. It was a trip to the Loire with a friend, Nick. We got the Eurostar from London and then the TGV from Paris to Tours. The following day we picked up a hire car and gradually headed west, via Loches, Decartes (renamed after its most famous resident), Villandry, Bethenay, Chinon, Saumur and Behuard, to Angers. The wine caves at Saumur were a particular highlight, although we did supplement our wine haul here with more at the Le Clerc supermarket at Brissac-Quince. Loches was also a particularly beautiful place!
Some pictures on Flickr: