Hotel Restaurant Le Moulin du Landion
Travel Blogs from Dolancourt
"Everyone let's go and see the lake" says mum. Sometimes we have those moments when you say "oh really! Do we have to?" but we always just got to let it go. So that morning we went and had a walk around the lake - Le lac du Der. On our way driving to the lake we bought some free range eggs from a vending machine outside a farm - kind of like an honesty box like we have back home. ...
... and I picked some fresh cherries from their tree in the garden. At 6pm we watched Brazil vs Chile with a quick dinner at half time. The game was so exciting and had us on the edge of our seats right through extra time and into the penalty shoot out. A storm came through towards the end and at one point the power flicked off briefly much to our dismay! But we got to watch all the important parts. We all settled down for an early night as we were all in need of a good sleep! By ...
... roads borded by crop fields and vineyards, I spent an hour or two traversing a forest where I became very aware of just how isolated I was..but thankfully without any real sense of personal vulnerability. I passed through Clairveaux just after 1pm, which validated my feeling that I had more hours of walking left in my tank. I tried to take a tour of the old Cistercian abbey in the village but I wasn't allowed to do it with my backpack. The person on the desk ...
... of speed about it. Late on this morning, I stumbled across a mother deer with a tiny doe trailing behind her. I was surprised they didn't sense my presence sooner, but once they did they were off like a shot across the fields. I managed to take a photo of them but it was only when they were far away enough in a field to risk looking back at where I might be.
All in all, it was a great day to be walking the Via Francigena.
... I could heat my 'TV dinner' and have a cup of coffee too. Beer and wine were part of the deal, which only required me to sign the visitors' book and to make a donation according to my means/conscience. What a wonderful service!
I slept reasonably well and was up and out by 8am,while the good folk of the village were still asleep in their characterful old-fashioned timbered houses.
I walked through open fields of ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking