La Voile d'Or
Travel Blogs from Sables-d'Or-les-Pins
It was the day that Tom Tom really came into play! We knew that the mountain roads would be closed for Le Tour but nobody was able to tell us what time exactly! We started early and very soon encountered the gendarmerie closing roads - it was chaos...camper van drivers throwing fists at police, barriers closing roads. We seemed just one step ahead for most of the time...like a couple of criminals in the get away car! We came to one crossroads and didn't ...
... a stream, green young corn fields and ripe golden wheat.
Again, the girl at the desk provided us with a brochure in English, but managing camera and brochures while climbing circular stone stairs in narrow towers and wandering along breezy battlements becomes difficult, so the brochure went in the bag and we just followed the arrows and admired. A big courtyard in the middle with a huge oven in the wall, then a ...
... describe. It was picture perfect, our photos from the top of the tower look like pictures of a miniature village with perfect miniature people; the stonework, paths , and gardens all well maintained. The first drawbridge went through a stone archway into a courtyard with a trebuchet built by local high school students, and from here another archway led out onto a second drawbridge across a fissure in the rocky cliff so that the ...
... lighter in the morning, and I didn't get wet crossing the bridge for the morning pains au chocolat. We saddled up the Polo and set off down the N176 before going across country to Moncontour. We chose this as it is a Le Plus Beau Village En France, a village of less than 2000 population which meets criteria for being especially pretty and has some significant sites or something. We've seen a few now, mostly down in the Lot region, ...
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 ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed