Culinary epicurism and great wines characterize the Touraine gastronomy.
Birthplace of Rabelais' Gargantua, Touraine is full of sweet and salt specialties: "géline" and "Sainte Maure" goat cheese, as a snack, accompanied by a Vouvray white wine, and also macaroons of Cormery for dessert.
The Castle Hotel Belmont**** offers 65 modern rooms and air-conditioned suites shared between the tourism residence and the old building dating from the XVIIIe century and totally renovated in 2011.
There you can find a restaurant with its traditional French cooking, a bar, and a spa area, signed by the famous trademark Cinq Mondes, with its heated indoor swimming- pool, hammam and fitness corner.
Historic Newnan is fascinating with shops in buildings dating back to as early as 1868.
The buildings that reside on the court square now date from 1868 to 1960, but most were built between 18.
However, clocks from England’s horological ‘Golden Age’, nominally from the mid-seventeenth to the mid-eighteenth centuries, were Harris’s first love and many of the clocks at Belmont dating from this period are of national importance.
Harris was no armchair collector, he would not only watch “the wheels go round” but would take his clocks to pieces too, carrying out minor repairs and adjustments, though major overhauls were done by professionals, usually from the London firm of Frodsham.
We’re very fortunate to be located in the tranquil countryside of North Somerset and get to enjoy the beautiful views over the Bristol Channel.
Homes start in the low 0’s and feature a variety of craftsman style homes.
Ideally located minutes from Historic Newnan, Belmont Park offers timeless style at an affordable price.
Baron Harris (of Seringapatam, Mysore and Belmont in the county of Kent to give him his full style.) He discovered a passion for horology as a young man in the early years of this century.
At that time Belmont had few clocks of any kind but by the time of his death in 1984, at the grand old age of 95, the house was wholly imbued with the gentle sounds of timekeeping, boasting no less than 340 clocks and watches, most of which he kept working.
The Gothic-styled late Victorian listed building was beautifully restored by The Old Belmont School Preservation Trust and today it is a hive of activity offering classes, conference facilities, a coffee shop and CS Lewis exhibition.