Candes - Saint - Martin
Listed as one of France's Most Beautiful Villages, Candes- Saint - Martin was a top priority of mine to explore in the Loire Valley, and fortunately it was less than 15 miles from the chateau where I stayed in Bourgueil (to come soon!) Tucked away from the main street as you climb up the "panoramic trail" up on cobblestone streets and pass old, old stone farm homes with a view of the river and hills of vineyards is the Brocante Gourmande cafe with all kinds of books and treasures. My only regret was I showed up at off hours when they weren't serving lunch, so I couldn't try to the food.
It's good to be back and have more time for the blog with focused posts;
though I hope you enjoyed the diary version of the travels.
But now I'm excited to focus on features for you...
& there will be more of Candes - Saint - Martin in the future!
Have a good week!