Le Manoir de Beaulieu
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... been to at least have someone on the desk, and the room is usually available earlier. However when we finally checked in we couldn't complain because Juliette, one of the owners, spoke excellent English and was very welcoming. The hotel was decorated in a very contemporary style, to the extent I was concerned that our room might be like something from an Austin Power's movie!
Our room was up a set of wide, gently spiralling steps, from the 14th century, and along ...
As we drove yesterday we changed our minds and headed to an old haunt we have enjoyed in the past to shorten the journey and it was a pleasant drive along an ancient canal parallel to the Cher river with nice stops, one for lunch! We arrived and hooked up to the electricity and opened the wine, a Macon Village this time, probably colder than recommended but we prefer it like that in this ...
... case, but could not be touched. The design was similar to a DNA molecule and speculation is that it was designed by da Vinci.
We learned that Château in french means castle and now the words are interchangeable.
To help us learn about all things french, our guide has been telling us a story of a young couple, Jean and Maire, and their son, Billy Bob. (Funny story there, she asked our group to name the child!) Each day is ...
... lunch we visited the museum of etangs and, whilst we had a very enthusiastic guide who took the group to the lake and back inside explained all the wildlife and history, it was all in fast-spoken French so hard to catch even the odd word or phrase and we subtly slipped sway from the tour after 40 mins or so.
A final swim in the pool and re-match of volleyball (joined by a rust-coloured toad who fancied a dip) before packing and eating up the fridge again!
The boys and I had a nice wander at Salbris market and made our purchases for dinner without too much trouble - poulet roti and haricot vert amongst other things. We spotted some rabbits on the way back to the car but couldn't get too close for a decent photo.
Another walk but locally this time to an ...