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 …
... choices; 2. Le Coux, for the local village atmosphere; and 3. St Cyprian, for the company of our fellow diners. We talked a bit to the folks sitting beside us at Nontron and enjoyed the food (I think we picked well from a limited choice). The local wine was pretty reasonable albeit with terrible labels. So, perhaps second or third in the new list. Its hard to compare them. 1 August Today we decided to treat ourselves with a quiet day of no travelling and declared an AFD. So it ...
... had lunch, reminisced on donkey bites, etc. - we headed up to the pool for a swim and a lounge. Great pool and very refreshing on a warm summer's afternoon. We even convinced Bronte to practice some of her swimming strokes and she happily did a few laps. Lounging is not quite the kid's style, though. So after their swim, they decided to reconnoitre the grounds; Jo went with them. About five minutes after they'd headed off I could hear Bronte screaming blue murder. She now ...
... the riders had just a few police for traffic direction. We wandered freely amongst the riders, taking pics, looking at the bikes, admiring the set-ups, and even gladly accepting free hats and chilled bidons from bmc's team managers who we were chatting to ! I never imagined we could get so close to the riders!, let alone meeting teejay van garderen, and tony Martin . The day was topped off by dinner in one of the beautiful squares and a drive home through deserted country roads. ...
... drive to the supermarket, a short distance away, to buy some bottled water. On returning to our street, someone was just leaving our favourite parking spot (there is a cross painted on the road in front of it and hence no one can block you in unless they park illegally). While having a cup of tea, the rain poured down. Once it stopped, Brad decided to do some looking/shopping.
Brad walked around for a while, making a few purchases ...
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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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