Domaine de Layaude Basse
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... century the then owner dug great pools and diverted the river to create the impression that the chateau is floating on water. The consequent gardens are outstanding in a fairly natural way. We invited our hosts in for drinks and cheese and we exchanged gifts of wine before we did some more cleaning up. I am still worried that we will not get everything into the station wagon. We just can't imagine where the last 3 months have gone, it is with great sadness that we are preparing to ...
... had a delightful evening and it was a true mixture of Frenglish. They have settled here from England and are in the process of major renovations. They have nothing but praise for the local trades but admit that sometimes patience is required. We have pangs of jealousy but rest assured we are coming ...
... headed to the café for café crème and fairly obviously, ice cream. Note: lavender ice cream tastes like you are eating perfume!
Then we wandered up into the town and along it's alleys heading upwards towards the chateau slipping every now and then on the centries old cobblestones. It became apparent the town was an artist town with students working on drawing and paintings all over the place along with various museums and random interesting ...
... had by all. Thankfully MIreille was able to bridge the language gap so we understood; I was able to communicate in garbled Fringlish at times.
The shortest of drives heading south has brought us to the charming city of Albi, dominated by its huge red brick cathedral [what French city isn't?]. We have had a short wander round and now its time out to rest. The travel has been pretty busy for a week and we have seen soooooo much. All a bit tiring ...
Leaving our hotel on the fringe of town, we made our way [somewhat circuitously!] to the very popular very old town of St Guilhem le Desert. This a gem of a place, set in a steep sided narrow valley. Towering above the lovely stone houses is a soaring, craggy pinnacle of rock topped with ruins of some ancient fortification. In the town square stands a huge old plane tree which is identified with a plaque stating that its girth in 1855 was 6 metres - think we got this right. As usual, ...