We love learning, and when it’s combined with drinking fine wines, calvados and cider, and eating the best imaginable foods then the whole experience is better still.
Yesterday we caught the ferry to Cherbourg from Portsmouth and woke up after a rough crossing in La France.
A short drive to our first mason d’hôtes, La Bristellerie, in the hamlet of Hardinvast, and a wonderful welcome from Jan and Marie. A quick bag drop and we’re back downstairs in their huge and comfortable converted barn sharing stories and excellent wines.
Dinner at Jan’s friend’s restaurant in nearby Les Pieux was excellent, washed down with local cider. It’s called Le Petite Bourg.
Later, back to the house for a superb sleep in our room that’s a similar size to the flat we rent in Manchester. Slipping between the sheets and breathing in the wonderful smell of French linen before a sweet oblivion descended.
It was hard to find the house for a photo from the calming gardens – but here’s a try.
Saturday’s weather wasn’t amazing, but hey, we were tired, and doing little was ideal.
A short drive around La Hague, Port Racine for photos.
Back to the house for dinner in the garden, simple – cider, great red, cheese, saucisson, great bread. Perfect.
Now it’s Sunday morning, the sun’s shining, and we can’t wait to get out there. But just a couple more photos from La Bristellerie…