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Medieval Charlieu and Ancient Benedictine Abbey including Local Cuisine at ‘Le Relais de l’Abbaye’ Restaurant

The Silk Museum of Charlieu

In the wonderful medieval village of Charlieu, visit a silk museum which tells the history of all aspects of the local silk trade. Featuring hand and mechanical silk producing, and even a functioning Jacquard loom.

Benedictine Abbey of Charlieu

This incredible Abbey was established and prospered during the 1st century. Surroundered by fascinating ramparts which were used during the 100 Years War. This ancient site is listed and has been superbly and beautifully restored in recent years. Well worth a visit!

Local Cuisine at ‘Le Relais de l’Abbaye’ Restaurant

Le profiterole de des d’andouille de Charlieu, sauce au bleu d’auvegne.
Ou Cloche crouistillant aux escargots de dourgogne persilles,
Créme de fenouil.
Ou Terrine de la mer aux queues d’écrevisse à l’acidulé de tomates confites

Faux filet de charolais juste la plaque. (supplement 4 euros)
Ou Dos de cabillard a l’infusion de citronelle, légumes primeurs, sauce vierge.
Ou Médaillon de porcelet en robe de jambon cru aux senteurs boisées.
Ou Suprême de pintade farci au sarrasson et sa crème a l’ail doux.

Faiselle de la “Roharie” en déclinaisons.
Ou Chariot de fromages de nos régions.
Ou Propositions de desserts.

A great opportunity to ‘taste’ the local gastronomic delights!

Cruise on the Roanne/Digoin Canal

A tranquil end to a great day of discovery. 2 hour cruise of relaxation and scenery along this well known waterway.

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