Wednesday, 29 August 2007
Bed and Breakfast in the Languedoc anyone ?
Suddenly, whoooooooosh the end of the summer season is nearly upon us. What happened, where did it all go ? There's nothing nicer and more pleasing than sitting back and reading all the lovely comments in the visitors book, especially the younger visitors, they pull no punches !!
But whilst our last family booking for the summer enjoy the pool I'm responding to long weekend and bed and breakfast enquiries for the Autumn. Autumn in the Languedoc. The crowds have gone, the roads are empty and the vendange (harvesting of the vines) begins in earnest. The long lines of plane tree's begin to turn brown and crisp, their huge leaves floating wordlessly to the ground. The vibrant colours of the vines splash the landscape with one last burst. Right now the Chardonnay vines are turning gold, the grape harvesters at the ready for what should be a bumper harvest for the Malpere region.
So imagine yourself sitting up in bed looking out at the view beyond from Le Chateau contemplating a breakfast of coffee and croissants, pondering which domain to visit for a tasting perhaps.
On the other hand you may be addicted to all things French Shabby Chic as I am. Yesterday I triumphed yet again in one of my favourite little haunts in Carcassonne, amongst my 'finds' two beautiful white heavy cotton butchers aprons, a delectable 19th century exquisitely embroidered nightdress and a sneaky addition to my growing collection of metis embossed sheets.
Perhaps Sally's Chateau should consider opening a shop ?