Le Relais de la Foret
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This prehistory is rich in story, from ice age to glaciers melting and sea levels rising. Through all of these many thousands upon thousands of years, the fauna and flora have their own stories. Our imagination is filled up with visions of woolly rhinoceros among several species of rhinoceros, cave bear, woolly mammoth, reindeer, the stag, ibex, wild sheep, bison, musk ox (a favorite of mine when visiting Nome, Alaska), elephant, horse along ...
Another casual start to the day with a couple of croissant and cups of coffee and we were on our way. We knew we do not have far to go as we are nearing the end of our journey on the canal so we have time to slow up a bit and enjoy. We moored up at La Somail where we decided to fill the water tank on Winnie one last time, explore the little village and have lunch at a lockside restaurant. This ...
... prepared for quite a show...the restaurant is in a sleepy village called Fontjoncouse about 20 minutes from the winery we stayed at. We drove up and the gates to the restaurant looked like sardine cans...That was the start of the artwork...In the entry area the old well for the village has been glassed over and you can look right down...And then our friend Dali has his mark all over this restaurant! We saw eggs, and cherries and bananas with boobies...Just to name ...
... with it. This abbaye is in great shape because a very wealthy french family bought it in 1908 and restored it. The stained glass is incredible and one of the dormitories where the lay men slept had stained glass that was salvaged from Churches in northern France that were bombed in WWI. The artist took the pieces and put together a montague...very unique.After the abbaye tour we headed back home and Wendy was waiting for us...she is from England, now a ...
... a window into the past that simultaneously sheds some light on the present. We plan to visit Auschwitz when we travel to Poland in August, and somehow this little French village feels connected.
Tomorrow we head to Grotte De Niaux, a network of caves several hours southwest of Siran. The cave paintings there date from 12,000 BC and depict mainly bison, ibex, deer and horses.
It will involve more driving on the twisting ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking