Chateaux du Val - Domaine du Val
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... could escape but Tom Tom found us an alternative taking us straight through the middle of a village as they were setting up the square for the market. Tom Tom has a penchant for excitement alright!
Our first stop was in the region of the Marie Poitevin, a low lying swamp that has been heavily canalised to enable access for farmers. Known as the Venice Vert (or green Venice) it is France's answer to Mandurah! The next day we headed for our ...
... but it was, in fact, an exhibition on dining in the "moyen age" - medieval times. There were interesting interactive displays behind immensely heavy wooden doors in the tower rooms, all with a different theme and rather well done. Pity we didn't have time to do them justice. In the entrance had been a large tub of medieval dress ups and there were signs about the activities for children. Would be fantastic for children to ...
... and red hot pokers, there were wild bits of meadow grass at the base of the tower, a vegetable garden, a parterre seen only from the tower, hedges of lavender, it was just all perfect.
We finally tore ourselves away and climbed back up a steep path to the car park and realised it was already nearly 5pm and we still had to get to our final destination. We ate our cakes in heart car park with a cold drink, and turned south. ...
... lighter in the morning, and I didn't get wet crossing the bridge for the morning pains au chocolat. We saddled up the Polo and set off down the N176 before going across country to Moncontour. We chose this as it is a Le Plus Beau Village En France, a village of less than 2000 population which meets criteria for being especially pretty and has some significant sites or something. We've seen a few now, mostly down in the Lot region, ...
... hour, then back down to earth and down to base camp.
I took a few photos and found Darius a tin of caramels, as requested.
Later in the evening Jonathan dashed over the bridge to the patisserie for a baguette to go with the remainder of our chicken and salad for dinner, and a slice if flan for afters. It has rained steadily all evening.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking