Chateau de La Borie Saulnier
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We stopped here overnight several years ago, possibly with the tent. We never had time to look around the village. This time we arrived early enough to go for a wander. Overcast but feeling warm at 19deg. Walked into town by ...
Finally got out of our toasty beds to get into the crème de la crème of the Dordogne. Perigueux. A beautiful city and we were attracted by the markets there. Nice seeing the French go about there day and collecting there goods. Also a seasonal Truffle, Duck and Goose Market too. LOADS of Foie Gras which looks incredibly unappealing to me. A little bit of home with 'Mimosa' ...
... and the Chateau Milandes where Josephine Baker lived. The owners of Red Shutters came for dinner one night with some relatives (9 of us) and we went for tea to Alison's mother's house -- a beautiful property overlooking the Vezere River. We went back to Rouffingnac to a flea market where Joe and Tim found a few treasures.
Along the way we've seen ...
... killing 642 men, women and children on 10 June 1944. There are various theories as to why they did it, such as revenge for the D-Day landings a few days earlier, or reprisals for being involved with the Resistance, or simply as a show of force and might. The women and children were herded into the church while the town was looted before setting the building alight, killing all but one survivor who managed to escape through a window. ...
... little village was lovely (although Wifi was hopeless).
We had dinner in the downstairs restaurant - quite nice, washed down with Bordeaux house red wine.
Another mission accomplished today. All of the kids have now been to the toilet on a 'squat' toilet. Tick. Add that to using a bidet and eating snails - not to mention going in a giant swan peddle boat (which actually wasn't on the original list).
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking