The journey from our London house to our little hide away in the South of France is about 800 miles. It is just possible to drive there in one day, and we have done that twice, however I don’t believe in rushing through life. I prefer to take things at a slower more leisurely pace and enjoy the journey and scenery on the way. We normally break our drive at a half way point and spend the night near Beaune. The stomach of France and the heart of the Burgundian wine district. This time we drove a little further down the motorway and ended up staying near Macon where the Beaujolais wine is grown..
We discovered this gorgeous little hotel Auberge du Paradis. It lived up to its name and really was the Inn of Paradise. As you can see from the pictures below the interiors were a delight. I especially liked one of the salons, a room full of wonderful books. I could have spent a whole day in there leafing through the treasures.
As for the food words fail me. We had the menu degustation, which consisted of 8 courses, however they were all so small and delicate that we did not feel stuffed a la Foie Gras. The dishes seemed to be a fusion of the best of french cuisine with a hint of the orient thus scintillating the taste buds.