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Boozy B&B’s: Sleeping it Off in France’s Loire Valley at the Suites Beranger

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  Site Where: 68 Boulevard Beranger, Tours, France, 37000
December 13, 2012 at 9:16 AM | by | ()

On our latest Boozy B&B adventure, we trekked out to France’s fabled Loire Valley and visited a place called Suites Beranger in the medieval city of Tours.

Forget taking day-long bus tours of the chateaux with hordes of tourists. Instead, it’s easy and relatively inexpensive (about $60 each way) to hop aboard France’s high-speed TGV trains and make the 75-minute journey from Gare Montparnasse in Paris to the city of Tours, which is famous for its, well, towers.

The Suites Beranger is housed in an 1860 mansion that has been beautifully restored by the married couple who own it and act as hosts. It fronts one of Tours’ main roads--a 10-minute walk from the train station, or two minutes in a taxi.

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Boozy B&B's: Portugal Edition

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  Site Where: R. do Choupelo, Vila Nova di Gaia, Porto, Portugal, 4400-088
October 19, 2011 at 12:19 PM | by | ()

For the latest update in our Boozy B&B’s we traveled to the sunny climes of Portugal to visit the UNESCO World Heritage city of Oporto, and the ridiculously picturesque hills of the Douro River Valley where we tasted the famous fortified Port wines as well as Douro DOC wines (we’re talking Touriga here) as well as to sample the local hotel scene.

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