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Vacances en France: First the Abbey, then lunch!
Date: Friday, January 25 @ 11:41:49
Topic Travels


We bid a fond farewell to Vincent, our host at the Tuilerie, cleaned out the basket of pain au raisin and croissants -- topped off with homemade thyme jelly from Vincent's mother, and set off for Uzes where we would be staying the next four nights.

On our last trip across the Languedoc through a serendipitous set of circumstances, we ended up at an amazing restaurant in a 1970's villa with a fabulous garden in the middle of a somewhat industrial suburb of Montpellier. Goal for the day -- have lunch there again! Of course, we had sufficient time to stop off at Fontfroide Abbey, a Cistercian abbey founded in 1093. The site is beautiful, and the romanesque architecture of the buildings is austere but beautiful. It is called "fontfroide" (french for cold fountain) due to the natural cold springs under the property. And it was a very peaceful serene experience, until the busload of teenagers arrived....
But, on to lunch and the Domaine de Soriech. The website isn't great, but take our word for it, this place is awesome. Look how happy Scott is when he is there. I don't even have to tell him to smile! Once again, a lunch that exceeded expectations.



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