Hotel Akena City
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... weighed 55 lbs. The crossbow was vey powerful and accurate but you could only fire a crossbow twice a minute whereas a regular bow and arrow could be fired 10 times. The trebuchet could toss large stones of over 200 lbs. a couple of hundred yards but only once every 30 minutes. Cannon eventually replaced the trebuchet but they were both in use for about 200 years. Our heads full of facts we go home for a peaceful glass of wine and ...
... ago. They are 150 meters down a passage that is no wider than a person and at the time was 2-3 feet high. There are over 800 engravings in the walls. The images include horses, bison, auroches (bulls), lions, and reindeer. The animals are well represented and easy to identify. The artists used the natural contours of the cave to give dimension to the figures. At the time they would have had a white outline where the engraving ...
... 8217;s block of oak a foot thick. It is probably 900 years old. The tables in the kitchens have slots in the ends for swords and the chapels still have some of the brightly colored paint on the walls. We are able to climb the stairs to the top of the keep 490 feet above the river for stunning views of the countryside. We are told the current owner actually lives here. What a lovely day.
Wednesday is market day in ...
... is used, just loose stone. This allows for proper air flow in the house. The roofs are massively heavy weighing several hundred tons. There is a legend here of a white lady who haunts the house. She was the wife of one of the early owners. He went off to war. When he came home he found her in the arms of her lover. He killed the lover then locked her up in the tower. There she stayed for 15 years seeing no one. Even her ...
... Right next door is Chateau de la Tour, a historic building from the 14th century. I think it is open so we will have to check it out. In fact I think our cottage at la ferme de la tour was part of the farm buildings of the chateau. I really love it here.
This part of France is known for its wine, fois gras. walnuts and truffles. We see huge flocks of geese that are being force fed corn to ...