Extreme or serene? Sue decides to take to the skies whilst Micaela eats cake in Brissac.
Ever dreamt of flying high above the vineyards, over cathedrals and chateaux. Well now with the able team of M. La Fleche and his chums we can. Sue and our lovely guest Alex took to the skies and flew across La Grande Maison, Le Puy Notre Dame and Montreuil Bellay this Sunday morning and all before setting off on a Wine Tour.
The ULM or Microlite to you and me looked little more than a lawn mower on wheels but took off in seconds and within moments was flying over the vineyards and La Grande Maison.
Here is one Sue took of the house and it gives you an idea of the landscape, vines, crops and woods. Great for walking, biking and now flying! Only 60 euros gets you a 30 minute trip and is available on Saturday or Sunday mornings depending on the weather conditions.
Here is Alex coming into land on the freshly mown field well airfield. Siorna was relieved to have him back down safely after having let out a yelp as he took off!! Well it was a treat for his birthday so I guess she did feel kind of responsible.
Sue landed some few minutes later stirred but not shaken even though the wind had got up mid flight and she had been working out the best way to bail out! Alors - it was chilly up there she said wearing only shorts but the view was amazing and I can’t wait to go up again.
For those of you preferring to stick to the ground how about a visit to the beautiful village of Brissac in the Anjou region? The Chateau of Brissac claims to be the tallest in Europe only eleven floors and has the most glorious grounds and gardens to discover.
Stop here for tea and cakes, visit the interior of the chateau, see the exceptional collection of furniture, paintings and 16c tapestries given by Louis XIV or take a wander around the village with its lovely restaurants and shops. There is also a Caves de Vignerons so if you fancy sampling some of the local Anjou wines you can. Plus they have a selection of wines from the chateau.