Les Jardins de Brantome
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... on a crossing without looking. Since then we’ve often noted how well behaved French children are when they are out with their parents. This came to a bit of a head when Jo remarked to our host Julia that, unlike Australia, you never see a French kid watching an iPad at dinner. Julia’s view was that they’d get whacked if they did. Apparently, it is still socially acceptable here to smack your kids. I reckon if we biffed B or F at the dinner table in a ...
... in it along with all our warmer clothes which we had in a separate suit case under our bed. As I write this now, it's starting to become funny, but we were pretty upset when we found him. Jo was adamant that I give him a cold shower and Flynn did not want to get in when I got him into the bathroom - for the record, it was warm. We have now hand scrubbed all the clothes and will have the washing machine going halfway through the night. Perhaps we need to re-think the kids and holiday mix in ...
... 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. ...
... were a mother and her school aged son from Sydney who had also done this tour.
After leaving here, we decided to go to La Roque Saint Christophe. It is a very impressive natural rock structure overlooking a tranquil section of the River Vézère and it houses the remains of a large 'troglodyte' town. The cliff has evidence of use as a shelter for Neanderthal man (50000 BC), Cro-Magnon man (25000 BC) and since then up until the Renaissance ...
... ago - very little remains of this one which once could hold 20,000 people. However, there is more remaining of the inner sanctum of the Vesunna Temple which was constructed in the second century AD. It was originally 27 metres high and 20 metres in diameter. We passed by the Gallo-Roman Museum, which was closed, but we could see in as all the exterior walls are glass. It houses the remains of a large residence and it looked ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Swimming pool
- Room service