Wednesday, 5 August 2015
2015 Les Grandes Tablées: great evening boating on the Loire
Enjoyed a great evening on the Loire dining and drinking Saumur-Champigny on a boat taking us from Monsoreau to Saumur carefully navigating some very shallow parts of the river. Vignerons on the boat included Patrick Vadé, currently président of the Saumur-Champigny producers, Frédéric Filliatreau, a past président, Philippe Porcher and Richard Desouche.
Looking towards the confluence of the Loire with the Vienne
A soirée de la modération....
Boats take cover Jim @helm
Captain Christine Austin
Captain Juel Mahoney
François – the legendary baker responsible for
organising the baking for Les Grandes Tablées
including over 6000 portions of crumble
Hot air balloon over the Château de Saumur
Under the bridge@Saumur