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... method (this is a 1 to 6 ratio for those with more of a mathematical than a romantic need for facts). The result is quite delicious.
So onto the fine dinner:
Ravioles de foie gras et truffes
Jus de canard
(Truffle and Foie Gras Ravioli with Duck Jus)
Pavé de sandre au sel d'algues
Blanquette de homard et châtaigne à la truffe
(Zander with seaweed salt, lobster and chestnut and truffle)
... lovely views over the old tanneries by the river to the church of Note Dame. Ahead of us was the remaining wing of the Chateau Henri IV which would have been much larger when constructed in the 15th century. Under the Chateau we found a queue of locals gathered around a small door, on investigation it turned out that today was the day that they could buy local truffles. How exciting but alas, we had not the time to queue for these delicacies ...
... sculptures. A walk around the Cloister, which means an open space like a courtyard, was impressive with 76 pillars surrounding it displaying various medical sculptures.
We then moved into Abbey itself which also included a walk up a spiral staircase to a large room which gave a view over the attached church from behind a glass wall. At the time a funeral service was happening and this provided Kate and Roy an opportunity to see a ...
... there except for the north, south pointers. I asked how much and the guy said 2euros. So I bought it and are now hoping to find the north south pointers in another market or antique shop before we return. Cast iron and heavy so our grief with excess baggage just worsened.....again. I looked up an image of the weathervane on the internet and the entries I found suggested it was 18th century and I saw a north south pointer by itself on offer for £136 ...
That evening I parked up in a lovely Aire in Monpazier, supposedly for 10 motorhomes but we managed to squeeze 15 in easily, quite often there is more room than is allocated for motorhomes. When I first started I would drive away if the allocated spaces had been taken, but now I've noticed that one just finds a space you can fit into and nobody seems to mind. Perhaps it is because it is early in the season, perhaps it is because we are in France.