Chateau de Monrecour
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Pets allowed
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... before relinquishing ownership in the 20th century. The finished chateau is very impressive - it is absolutely huge and has amazing views over the surrounding countryside. It also has a chapel with floors on two levels - the first one for the Lords is on street level, and the other level for the villagers is below the ground, down a very steep staircase. Apparently the Lords though they should be closer to God than the villagers ...
... limits, but also so we could appreciate the buildings, churches, towers, and gardens. Also our getaway from Albi was thwarted by police having cutoff all access to the main bridge out of Albi, requiring us to do some brilliant navigating (by moi) to find an alternative route. Not sure what we would ever have done without 'City maps to go' with its off-line satellite mapping which tells us exactly where we are, and which direction we are going! ...
Well, we arrived at Uzerche and of course it was a Friday night. They were erecting the dodgem car arena and preparing for their market in the place where we stopover so no room for us, or peace either. A further 20km down the road we found another place, new to us, ...
... s an enormous cliff and if you saw it, you'd think nothing of it. This cliff has been lived on for 55,000 years by the Neanderthals and the Cro Mangons but it was busiest in the Middle Ages when people actually built houses on it! There was a church, a butchery and a smoke house! During Viking raids, villagers would use winches to haul their animals (who would pasture down below) up, pull up their ladders and get ready to defend! ...
... mention of the church is about 1290 and it has been kept up and restored many times over the ages. Inside is a WWI monument to those who were deported or died at the hands of the Germans. The simple style is appealing and the small village charming.
Stop #2 is at the Cingle de Montfort where we have great views of the Dordogne River Valley and the Castle de Montfort. The valley is filled with fields of Walnut trees and ...