Hotel le Collonges
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We have had a delightful few days in Meuzac. It has been nice to take our time in the morning, having coffee in bed, reading the paper over breakfast, walking around the property, then discussions about how to spend the day whilst partaking of a home brewed coffee and a biscuit or two. Garth has been getting the hang of lighting the wood heater in the evenings (although there has been a little bit of angst and lots of swearing at ...
... called Chabrenas). It is also very beautiful, and we are glad we are staying a week. It is a few kms from the nearest village, Meuzac, and it is owned by an English couple who have lived in France for 11 years. It has beautiful china, linen and furniture, and a log fire as well as radiators in each room. Given we are staying well out of season, we are paying the princely sum of €260 per week for it, which seems ridiculously cheap. ...
... to push it along, past the limestone walls. After a few minutes you leave the boat for a guided walk around another section of the caves. We weren't able to take photos, so if you have a couple of spare minutes have a look at images on the internet.
After lunch at a nearby restaurant we headed back towards Beaulieu, stopping at the Intermarche. This was a one-stop place outside of town, with a supermarket, where had the only people serviing, and in the grounds ...
... s an enormous cliff and if you saw it, you'd think nothing of it. This cliff has been lived on for 55,000 years by the Neanderthals and the Cro Mangons but it was busiest in the Middle Ages when people actually built houses on it! There was a church, a butchery and a smoke house! During Viking raids, villagers would use winches to haul their animals (who would pasture down below) up, pull up their ladders and get ready to defend! ...
... was a great town to get lost in and walk around the winding alleys admiring the honey coloured buildings covered in vines, medieval courtyards and beautiful old cathedral. At night it was very quiet – definitely not a party town, and a huge contrast to feria in Nime! Getting towards the end of September, things are also starting to wind down as the main tourist season is finished, so it gave the town a very sleepy feel (outside of market day!).
I have to admit, I was ...