BEST WESTERN Le Pont d'Or
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... We enjoyed a walk around Beaulieu a very quaint town still decorated with strawberry bunting from the previous weeks strawberry festival. We are camping on an island campsite on the banks of the river with views of an attractive illuminated bridge. We have now travelled 1365 miles since leaving home a fortnight ...
... have spent ages just looking at all the different food aisles, spices and wine. Finally decided on quiche and salads for dinner and a bottle of champagne for 9 euros. A bit of debate as to whether we went onto Belcastel however finally found it on the GPS and it was only 36 minutes away. Another beautiful drive through many small villages and if possible the roads even smaller than before. Dropped ...
... Returned to the watermill for lunch and the day seemed to be getting hotter as. Our afternoon visit was taken up with a visit to another chateau, this time Bruniquel, perched above the River Aveyron on top of a sheer 100m cliff. Was impressive but not as impressive as the one at Najac as they were doing it up gradually and unfortunately putting in glass and many places you could not go into. Was apparently the set of a French film a while ago ...
... in a tin. Was fun walking around taking in the atmosphere and the weather was so warm. Around 12 we went for a walk to the river edge of the town through the historic centre where there were some 14th century houses.
Back to the Watermill for lunch outside eating bread, cheese, terrine etc. doesn't get much better than this. Relaxed on the deckchairs for a while before trying one of the many walking tracks ...
... to the Notre Dame and this can only be accessed by 216 steps, of which the pilgrims often climb by their knees. We tried doing, but did not succeed and climbed the rest of the way on foot. There is a list of Saints and political leaders that have made the climb on their knees and it included St Anthony in 1226, Pope Jean XXII in 1320 and King Louis XI of France who did it twice in 1443 and 1446.
We were all amazed by the beauty of this town and ...