La Voile d'Or
Travel Blogs from Sables-d'Or-les-Pins
... battles and the days of knights here in this great courtyard and up on the battlements, all dressed in their finery!
The rain suddenly poured down again outside as the black clouds rolled by, thunder rumbling. We sheltered in a doorway with a large Italian family of about 3 generations, and it was all still beautiful. The sun came out again and we continued on up the last tower - there were 5 in all - and across ...
... and red hot pokers, there were wild bits of meadow grass at the base of the tower, a vegetable garden, a parterre seen only from the tower, hedges of lavender, it was just all perfect.
We finally tore ourselves away and climbed back up a steep path to the car park and realised it was already nearly 5pm and we still had to get to our final destination. We ate our cakes in heart car park with a cold drink, and turned south. ...
... nothing to see much in Moncontour. The streets are packed with parked cars from all the church goers and just a few tourists with booklets are wandering aimlessly about. It all looks a little overgrown and messy and not particularly pretty. When we get to a vantage point and look down over the wall, a great modern shed to house the Sapeurs-pompiers draws the eye away from the more picturesque medieval buildings. We decide to head ...
Almost. Jonathan went to a museum in Lehon while I shopped for souvenirs in Dinan. We met under the clock tower at 12 and had lunch in a strange little cafe, quiche and salad followed by ice cream with salted caramel and Breton biscuits, washed down with coffee. Climbed the clock tower to look at the town from above, nearly fell off when the bell tolled ...
It had clouded over when we struck out up the hill. We read a few menus and then found a creperie which did just that, crepes - there are a lot of "creperies" here that seem to have very few crepes and a lot of frites and haches (chips and hamburgers) perhaps for the tourists from across the channel. We sat outside under the awning ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed