Chateau de Castel-Novel
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Today was a highlight of the trip, visiting Monaco, one of the smallest countries in the world (outside of Vatican City), a city that exudes wealth, that has resisted advances from the military powers of France and Italy over many centuries. The drive from Nice on the way to Monaco was simply brilliant - gorgeous French chateaux hugging many cliff faces, exquisite gardens with mediterranean fruit trees and flowering bushes providing privacy, homes owned by the rich and famous ...
... without using it coz you don't know when your next one will become available may need to be challenged. From holes in the floor in public toilets found in Lake Annecy (stunk to high heaven - and where DO you flush?) forced to use because, well, you just have to go. Or other places you give up on - a unisex toilet that must have been designed by a man in Poitiers (later on tour) - you walk into three urinals in the corner opposite a cubicle for the women, so ...
... my phone and then says 'Bon route'. Turns out Tulle is northwest from where I need to be. The driver and passenger (mother and son (with broken arm)) start talking and then tell me that they live sixteen kilometre from where I need to be. They've decided to bring me to my family. As soon as I get what they're telling me, I start crying silently. The mother sees me trying to fight my tears. I'm sure she's telling her son ...
... geese are noisy!)
Because we went very deep into the cave we had to take a small train. Our guide, Elisabeth, showed us all the art left behind by our early ancestors. There were carved mammoth figures as well as painted, and painted woolly rhinoceroses, horses, bison and ibex. There were also plenty of instances of scratch marks made by the bears, though not as deep inside the cave. Even the bears' individual "nesting" spots remain obvious.
... English muffins with hollandaise sauce with some croissants and pain au chocolat to go on with. It was much appreciated by Jess. She got to look at all the birthday cards that we hade spent so much time making yesterday which she also loved. We didn't have much planned for the day so we just went to Montignac and had a bit of a wander around. It was a lovely day so we bought ...