Le Moulin de l'Abbaye
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Sunday 15 June: Robyn As per previous entry, we chose to drive north today rather than have a wet, cloudy day in the Pyrenees. We headed to Montignac, yet another a lovely medieval town. Dordogne region, ie foie gras country. Lascaux caves near Montignac: (Google if unfamiliar with these) - 17,000 year old Cro Magnon paintings and scratchings of …
... already in a dining area which took 16 people, we later found out that 18 can fit upstairs. Two more couples sat down for dinner whilst we were there. It is run by two guys in their mid 20's. One is in charge of Front of House and the other is the Chef, who is 24 years old. Jane chose two courses and Brad, of course, had three. They served an amuse bouche of a cold tomato and vegetable puréed soup with a crouton of smoked salmon - yum! For ...
... In one of the images you can see very easily the old Roman blocks for the foundations but a medieval building added on top - maybe a perfect example of reduce, reuse and recycle!
After this we walked into the old centre of town and returned to Les Cigales, where we had eaten on Monday evening. We sat outside in the square and were once again served by the same lovely waitress. Brad had a delicious steak and Jane had a potato, ...
... this town. 642 men, women and children were killed on this day in horrific circumstances. 5 people escaped this massacre. After killing everyone they looted buildings before setting fire to everything. Very few bodies could be identified. It was decided to leave this town as a lasting memorial to all those that died here and for others who had also been massacred in other places. Eventually a new town was built a short distance away but it took until the ...
... feast but at a tiny restaurant all but itself in a tiny village, was so amazing. Highly recommended!! Book early as it only holds 16!!
Our meal, wine, surroundings and company were all top rate and it made for a highly memorable evening. We have tried to convince Katy and Rudy they need to visit Australia. Maybe we will be back before they do! We thoroughly enjoyed our late afternoon and evening with them - thanks to Gwen and Dale for suggesting we meet!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLe Moulin de l'Abbaye Brantome
Lovely hotel with comfortable rooms, great atmosphere and very friendly staff. We were in the building across from the mill house and the steps were steep and rather treacherous, which was the only downside. The hotel parking is in an adjoining cave and very convenient.
The restaurant had various fixed menus (a la degustation) and a la carte as well. The food was sublime and the service from the front of house was fantastic. The meals and wine were not cheap but were good value.
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