Le Lion D'Or
Travel Blogs from Saint-Brice-en-Cogles
must of been there. Hardest being seeing the cemetary/memorial, where
entire families were wiped out. Still no reason why this
happened...absolutely shocking, and still such things go on today.
After quite a depressing morning we travelled onto Limoges where we
finally sorted our Gas and onwards to our campsite for the ...
arrived shortly after Lunch in our home for the next week. La
Guyonie, a Dairy farm in Haute Charente (Middle of France really).
This is a 52h piece of land run by a Dutch Family of 5. Jon, Petra,
Perine (9), Isabella (5) and Marc (3). This is part of the program
'Helpx' where you do some work in exchange for food and lodgings.
This is all over the world, and we chose this one particularly as
Ella would ...
... travelled along tree-lined lanes winding through the countryside. We started seeing signs advising that campervans should not continue but we proceeded regardless in our massive Mercedes Vito nine seater people mover as the road got more and more narrow with rock walls on either side – slowly we inched our way through with only centimetres to spare on each side – we got through which was a huge relief.
Wandering through ...
... for the death of a German officer in a nearby village. A new village was built after the war on a nearby site but on the orders of the then French president, Charles de Gaulle, the original village has been maintained as a permanent memorial and museum. Our visit to the village was very moving and ...
... offered to cook us a three course French meal for dinner so we happily shopped for local mushrooms, fattened duck breasts, enormous garlic bulbs, wine, homemade pate and of course cheese . We also purchased a dessert of light and fluffy choux pastry cake with crème Chantilly and toffee.
Then back in the truck and off to our gorgeous home where we enjoyed a lunch of baguettes with local cheeses and homemade pates.
Beynac really is breathtaking and ...