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Travel Blogs from Criteuil-la-Magdeleine
Wake for breakfast in the hotel at 9.30 ready for our drive to Cognac. Plan to get to Cognac at 3 or 4ish pm so we have some time to go exploring. We decide on a visit to a beautiful looking chateaux at Chenonceaux, again on the River Cher – still no stockings or canons. It was built in the 1650's by a chap and his missus that were totally …
... to the main route north. This is a route we have frequently used heading through a large forested area along a route previously under development. It was great to find all the roadworks completed on the N10- E5-E70 (take your pick) until we reached junction 17 where we missed the 'leave now or pay later' sign of the new peage! Whilst not terrible costly we do try to use roads that are not peage. However this turned out to be e least of our problems! As ...
... hunt with trained dogs.
In Bergerac Dad thought he remembered (from a cycle trip here 22 years ago) where there was an amazing public toilet that cleans itself automatically after each visit and we found it where he said. Funny what nonsense is stored in old brains..
We also received a brilliant, detailed two hour lecture and demonstration of truffle farming and have become interested in the idea of planting some truffles in NZ.
... is very quaint, white cows only, grapevines, crops and sunflowers. Clusters of farmhouses in fields. We got to Angouleme and the streets are one car wide and then the roads turn into pavements with cannon balls lining the edges, our car is not a FIAT!! And the GPS is shouting turn left turn right so we
turned her off. The hotel is how can I say, eclectic, WE HAVE A PURPLE ROOM every thing including the radiator with PINK bed. More ...
... was closing for the season. We loved it because of its proximity to the river, the Mill and a really great swimming pool with no chlorine. We arrived at about 3pm and I left Hugh to sort things out while I donned costume and got to the pool. Just as I remembered and the perfect temperature. We had Ummera smoked dick and salad for supper and sat outside until bed as it was still about 28.5c in the van! The following morning, slow to rise H went of on his ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool