The business of Sancerre is wine. There are serious tasting/sales rooms operated by vintners or associations of vineyards, and lots of small shops like this one that sell a variety of local wines and wine paraphernalia.
Liliane getting her first up-close look at French viticulture at a sauvignon blanc vineyard at Chavignol in the Sancerre district. The grapes are being picked by a mechanical device mounted on the tractor just visible up the hill.
The hilltop town of Sancerre looks over several square miles of vineyards on the slopes of the neighboring hills, in this easternmost wine district of the Loire valley. The crop in this one is probably cabernet franc.
I love roofers and roofing, so I could not pass this job on a fine old house in Sancerre without taking a picture. The map location I have marked may not be exactly right, but it is in the neighborhood.
At the very top of Sancerre is a park containing a 14th century castle tower and a tall, mysterious mansion, circa 1874, that can just be glimpsed above the right gatepost in this picture. It all belongs to the owners of the mansion, who have kep...