Sancerre was small and we visited the church which was lovely – very simple. When we came out we walked past Maison des Sancerre – like Cadbury World only for Sancerre. We went in and I tried to get the attention of the attendant who told us we couldn’t go in. I waved my E10 but nothing doing. They closed in half an hour so we wouldn’t have time to enjoy a visit, and no, we couldn’t rush a visit, that was not a decision a visitor was allowed to make. We were banished. I really wanted to cry, but didn’t.
We walked back to L’Esplanade where I planned to add the rejected E10 tour money to the wine budget for dinner. We went in and I asked the spotty youth for a table for two. He conferred with the owner who after looking us up and down agreed we could sit inside. Cheeky blighter!
I decided to have Sancerre a pichet and save my money for a more welcoming hostelry. I did have fabulous shellfish and rice and I wanted local goat cheese for dessert, but ordered “Fromage Cheveaux” – ‘Hairy Cheese’ by mistake. It was quickly sorted out after some hilarity and we headed back to sleep.