Hotel Le Capricorne
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... Gers what does one eat? Well, as it was Truffle season they had laid on a Semaine de la Truffe so that was easy and quite a bargain at €40.
Before the meal we were introduced to yet another locally celebrated drink, the Pousse Rapière. This cheeky little cocktail gets its name from the Rapière sword which was lighter than the older swords traditionally used to defend and considered an attacking weapon. This was brought back to the ...
... or the Le Puy Route which is one of the four main routes of St James in France that, in this case, starts at Puy-en-Vale in the Loire famed for its lentils. Ah, maybe one day I'll walk that route.
Onward we went to our first destination, the town of Nérac and it's market. The pretty town is situated in the northern end of Gers in the more wealthier Lot et Garonne department. We crossed the Vieux Pont over the riven Baise ...
... before relinquishing ownership in the 20th century. The finished chateau is very impressive - it is absolutely huge and has amazing views over the surrounding countryside. It also has a chapel with floors on two levels - the first one for the Lords is on street level, and the other level for the villagers is below the ground, down a very steep staircase. Apparently the Lords though they should be closer to God than the villagers ...
... stop was Cordes-Sur-Ciel, a small fortified Bastide town built in 1222, and perched high on a hill-top not far from Albi. It was considered the first of the Bastide towns in South West France, and was built to replace the village of Saint-Marcel which was burnt down by the troops of Simon de Montfort in 1215. It has the most gorgeous stone houses with wooden frames, which despite being centuries old are beautifully renovated. Our second stop was ...
... chateau, still occupied by the old countess. Will be interesting when she dies as to who will look after it. Just one of hundreds in France, too expensive to maintain or do up. They have a very spoilt dog who is rather cute. Lunch on the terrace & a quiet afternoon in the garden reading & chatting. Again a delightful dinner on the terrace, Her hubie does all the cooking it seems & she nags him!. But first it was champagne for my birthday. Late to bed, well ...