Chateau des Vigiers
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Travel Blogs from Monestier
... tomorrow. Making our way to Saint Emilion, there was some trepidation as to whether this highly regarded town would be just another one of the many pretty villages we had seen in the past fortnight. However, it did prove to be impressive, looking up toward it on approach, perched high on a hilltop, and then viewing it from the top of the King's tower, the highest vantage point in the village, with a 360 ...
... thought that the town was very beautiful; it still had some very narrow medieval streets and shop fronts. There were also a number of the colombage houses, which I always find remarkable. We also stopped at a grocery and bought some food for lunch. As we crossed the bridge out of town, the camping car pilgrim passed us on his scooter. About 15min later, he then drove up to us, and began walking with us again.
We walked together ...
... to show us around the ancient abbey, which we happily accepted. It had been a Romanesque church and abbey that was later modified into a fortress. The large rose window has been replaced with a narrow one for fortification, and he showed us where other windows has been made for shooting. There were also places for large braces on all the doors. Despite the fortifications, the column capitals were still intact and were spectacularly lit in the church at night. I ...
... did not at all look forward to the long walk ahead. However, I walked because it's what we do. I see people whose feet are covered in blisters, and they still walk. I have met people who are in their 70’s and have to walk at a pace of 2km an hour, and they still walk. I have seen people with taped up legs, people with back problems, and people in immense pain, and they still walk. In comparison, my troubles are very little. I am sore but not injured. I am tired but not ...
... through the entrance gates to the main courtyard. We cross under a colonnade to the next courtyard, with the Pyramid, then on to the reflecting pond just short of the Place de la Concorde where we get some good photos of the obelisk and up the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe. Sitting on the steps just past the Pyramid, we may have been a target of an unsuccessful Gypsy attack, with a young girl, apparently playing hide-and-seek, crouching down right near where ...