Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lunch break

By the time my friend C. and I left the château d'Azay-le-Rideau, it was lunch time. There was a festival/flea market set up in the streets of town and we saw a wide variety of street food available, including big steaming pans of paëlla and choucroute. But it was a little too chilly and damp for eating outside and I think we both felt like a sit-down meal indoors. We walked up the street to the main square in town and found a restaurant that looked inviting. They advertised moules et frites (steamed mussles and French fries) for a decent price and that instantly appealed to us both.

View from inside the restaurant La Salamandre in Azay-le-Rideau. Lots of appetizing choices.

And it was very, very good. We had a nice leisurely lunch, including some local Azay-le-Rideau rosé wine, and finished up with a coffee before heading back to the car. Our next stop: the château and gardens at Villandry.


  1. In spite of the sign out front, you passed on the tête de veau ?!

  2. I'm enjoying your recounting the châteaux visits -- places I used to love going.

  3. Azay le Rideau and Villandry, two of my favorite chateaux. Thanks for another visit.

  4. fantastic place for dinner

  5. We have eaten at that restaurant. It was good.

  6. stuart, go figure. One of these days...

    betty, thanks!

    bettyann, I hadn't been to either in many years, so it's fun for me, too.

    judy, now they're done. :( On to Villandry...

    gosia, we only had lunch. ;)

    jean, it was my first time, and I'd definitely go back.

  7. Hi Walt, I am making my way backwards to catch up on your posts. It is neat to see our day through your eyes/lens. A lovely weekend it was.


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