Thursday, 26 November 2015

Chateau de Cremat

One of the nice things about living in Brittany is that you can simply shut up shop and head south when the temperature drops! Although France is a large country, one can get from Kerrouet to Nice in one day if one sets off early enough! If you are heading south it is important to have a few special places on route to visit and one of these has to be the Chateau de Cremat about 35 minutes drive from Nice (42 Chemin de Crémat, 06200, Nice).

The wines here are some of the best in Provence and the vineyard itself is ancient going right back to Roman times. The wines are unique and hold a worldwide reputation amongst discerning sommeliers. They are not cheap but prices start at 25 Euros a bottle and are are well worth sampling.  There is plenty to do at Crémat as well as wine tasting, there are special music events, weddings, restaurant and shop and of course art galleries and gardens to explore. Give them a call in advance to get their newsletter (+33 (0) 4 92 15 12 15). I promise you will not be disappointed.


Lamp over main entrance

Main entrance to chateau

Front garden

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Places to visit - Dinan

There are lots of interesting places to explore around Brittany but all our students say the little medieval town of Dinan is top of their list. This town has it all - interesting old buildings, nice markets, great restaurants, nice old port and river cruises! Here are some photos I took recently:

Dinan is a short drive from our cooking school and we recommend all our students to visit preferably on market day which is on Thursday.