Le Moulin du Roc
Travel Blogs from Champagnac de Belair
... and care for them in retirement. The guy that runs the place is an ex-copper and his family and the punters (except us) were all British tourists. It was all pretty interesting with his talk punctuated with photos and videos of the horses in action – mostly against poll-tax demonstrators or football hooligans with the copper’s view of “that rabble” completely predictable. Then out to the stables to see the horses in the flesh. They were huge! And ...
... 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 ...
Wow, what a crackin day! We drove to periguex for the final time trial . What a stunning town. Graced by an amazing chapel on top of the hill, and next to a river, it has a maze of limestone streets in the old town. We only got slightly distracted by the shops and squares before arriving at the finish line. After watching a few riders finish, we wandered past the finish line and media area to the team buses. Ironically the media area was cordoned off by high fences and security ...
Weather: thunder and rain during the night and still raining in the morning. Showers on and off all day, some very heavy; not really cold. Max temp probably low 20's but very high humidity. Sun started to shine about 7 pm.
An earlier start this morning as we wanted to see some cave drawings and often these places can be busy. Although, with the poor weather, we thought it might keep some visitors away. We decided to visit La Grotte ...
... In one of the images you can see very easily the old Roman blocks for the foundations but a medieval building added on top - maybe a perfect example of reduce, reuse and recycle!
After this we walked into the old centre of town and returned to Les Cigales, where we had eaten on Monday evening. We sat outside in the square and were once again served by the same lovely waitress. Brad had a delicious steak and Jane had a potato, ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed