Chateau Les Charmettes
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... Agen just as the heavens opened. What a torrential downpour! But it only lasted 10 minutes. Bags restowed in the motorhomes, it was time to hit the road again. We found a France Passion stop at Frespech that has a Foie Gras museum, as well as a shop selling all sorts of amazing produce. They farm the most enormous ducks (as big as geese) and the museum explains the history, as well as the rearing / feeding / harvesting / cooking processes, and there is a ...
We left Nerac at 8.45am for what would be our biggest day on the river. We had 25 km to cover, and 10 locks, and it would take around 6 hours. Highlights included seeing a beaver scurry up the riverbank and into a field of corn. We also passed within 5km of a little village called Frechou, where each year in August the Melon Seed Spitting World Championships are held! Apparently the winners can spit their seeds over 12 ...
... Frespech. I had commented earlier in the day "I wonder where we will end up tonight" and as we drove towards this free camping/small business site it became evident with the rolling hills, the crops including the sunflowers that it would be something special. We could not have imagined what we were about to experience. Tucked in the back of beyond is this amazing farm with a retail shop, museum and of course tastings (or degustations as they ...
... parks. It reminded me a little of British Columbia but there are no Douglas firs or spruce trees which I miss the most. We stayed in a really nice hotel with a great complementary breakfast and dinner, it was excellent! The skiing wasn't so good. The terrain was excellent but it was extremely warm spring skiing, some days it reached plus 8 on the mountain. I had fun though and it was nice too ski with Lucas. He ...
Well. We will be honest and say our reasons for the next destination. Because we are adolescent dweebs who wanted to go to a lovely town called Condom. It does actually has some worthwhile surrounding areas and it was a really pleasant drive on the way down...it's not all about silliness!
Our wonderful spot for the night was a Chateau with it's own cellar door, not a bad place to pitch up for the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed