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Medieval Night

May 11, 2011

Even as we travel, you know I’m all about the puns.  (Can’t unplug my funny bone, right Ryan?)

I know it hasn’t been very long since my last post, but I wanted to get this post up about Perouges before we move on to our next destination!

Yesterday, we left Annot around 10:30, and hit the proverbial road.  Unfortunately, in France, sometimes that road is crazy, winding, dangerous, and vomit-inducing.  The first hour of our trip we spent driving about .222 centimeters away from a mountain’s edge, trying to keep breakfast down as we made hairpin turn after hairpin turn.  Ugh.

Once we finally got off of the tiny mountain road and made it to the interstate, things were much better.  Actually, I really like driving in France for the most part—people here drive just like me: way too fast, passing all the time, and with a chip on their shoulders about anyone going less than 120 (kilometers, that is). 

And how can you complain about driving in France when it means getting highway views like these?

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So beautiful! It ain’t I-30, that’s for sure.

We reached our final destination around 4:45, and we were very happy to walk around for a while! Perouges is a medieval city, preserved from the Middle Ages.  We had a great time exploring the stone streets and houses!

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The hotel that we’re staying at is also really cool—our room makes me feel like I’m in First Knight, or Robin Hood.  They had internet back then, right?

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After exploring for a while, we headed out for dinner, as prepared by our hotel.  We weren’t sure what to expect for this meal, as it was simply included  with our stay.  We thought it might run a little…Medieval Times-y.  Luckily, it exceeded all expectations! I think this might have been our favorite meal of the trip so far! 

We started with olives and bread:

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Then moved on to a salmon tartare appetizer:

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For the main dish, I enjoyed a redfish in a delicious saffron cream sauce, along with whipped potatoes (white and sweet):

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And finally, not one, but TWO desserts were included: a galette that kind of reminded me of cinnamon toast: sweet and crunchy with cinnamon and LOTS of butter:

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Plus a delicious frozen strawberry dessert not unlike sorbet—but much, much thicker!

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Mmmmmm…a great meal, definitely! And we didn’t even have to watch jousting as we ate.   🙂

Well, we’re off to have a quick breakfast, and then we’re hitting the road again.  Our destination?  Semux-en-Auxois, where we’ll meet up with my parents!

Hope you have a great Wednesday!

13 Comments leave one →
  1. May 11, 2011 10:50 am

    Wow – gorgeous photos!! I’m just the teensiest bit envious of your vacation!

  2. Alyssa permalink
    May 11, 2011 11:08 am

    Absoultely stunning photos! Thank you for taking the time to post them while on vacation.

  3. May 11, 2011 11:54 am

    Awesome photos!!

  4. May 11, 2011 11:59 am

    Looks like you’re having a FABULOUS trip. With rain and finals still going on in these parts, I don’t envy even begins to describe how I feel. Enjoy!!

  5. May 11, 2011 12:32 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous. And now I need some olives…

  6. May 11, 2011 12:46 pm

    Awesome pictures!!!

  7. May 11, 2011 1:19 pm

    I just want to be there! Even the food looks romantic!

  8. May 11, 2011 2:35 pm

    No matter how much the French people sometimes annoy me, I truly love France.. The food, the culture.. ahhhh! I want to leave right now!

  9. thehungryscholar permalink
    May 11, 2011 4:40 pm

    I’m back. That dinner looks good. And maybe I should move to France, their driving sounds similar to mine, too. I am always in a rush for some reason.

  10. May 11, 2011 8:16 pm

    Just gorgeous! I’m not sure I could handle those roads though! I don’t have a fear of heights, but being that close to the edge in a car would make me nervous! mmm that galette looks delicious. Enjoy your day

  11. May 11, 2011 10:48 pm

    That road sounds like one we drove in Maui, yikes! Great pics and just wow on the hotel room, how fun!

  12. May 12, 2011 1:41 am

    Wow! Sounds amazing and looks gorgeous.

    But if you’re in france, where is the cheese?

  13. May 12, 2011 1:42 am

    you are killing me with the pictures 😉 soooo pretty, and food looks amazing too!

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