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One day I went to Chateauneuf. This castle was built in the 12th century. That means it's 800 years old. But some of it had to be rebuilt 500 years ago.
This is a castle that knights used to live in.
I went to Chateauneuf with Bosch and Ardern, who are my friends, to do a knights workshop. It was all in French, but they speak French and English so they could translate for me.
First we got into our knight's costume. It was ...
... a guide, she told us all the very old history, a bit much for our brains but was very quaint place. Would've liked more time but life when on a tour. Off to paris tomorrow! A tiring day looking out the window, but had to come down in the ...
... co-operative selling local produce which was nice to wander round (not for the boys!) but shopping is always frustrating as we are so restricted on buying stuff because of weight and size - we did manage a wee pot of rhubarb jam tho! Orangina and ice-creams placated the boys and we returned to the gite for one final swim - with both Mum and I being very brave as well! BBQ for tea - and a good way to eat up the fridge. ...
... say hello, as well as the tortoises (the speediest we've ever seen - we have movie to prove it!) and various types of lemurs - the ring-tailed lemur were so close over a rope barrier we could have easily touched them. A cute red and black lemur trying to sleep, was woken up by Andy whistling, looked up immediately but gave up in disinterest and face-planted back to sleep (Guy's description). Larger animals in the outer ...
... of the oldest Cistercian monasteries in France and set in beautiful manicured gardens. The Abbey was founded by St Bernard (a local man from a noble family already involved in a monastery nearby) in 1119 but there was an interesting connection as the main patron was the Bishop of Norwich who had fled persecution in England and sought refuge in Catholic France, using his considerable wealth to fund the Abbey. We found his tomb in the huge stark stone ...