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Today is Sunday and we began our day with a sleep in after our late night on Saturday. It was a very relaxing morning and just before lunch we decided to jump in the car and drive north to Collognes la Rouge abut 130km away. However, before we go it was time for brunch, our first stop was the bakery in our town which is well known in the area for its excellent quality. We were all wanting a croissant but unfortuntley because we ...
We were looking forward to returning to this part of rural France, and we weren't disappointed. The narrow streets winding past old stone houses, and the Dordogne River, calm and peaceful until the small wall, where the water tumbled over it. The fine, warm weather certainly made the experience perfect.
We had booked a hotel, but when we tried to check-in we found it was shut until 5.00pm. (It was stated on our email that check-in was from 4.00pm, but all the hotels ...
... roads..... So, we meandered through lots of tiny little French villages which are all very similar - totally and utterly deserted - no sign of life at all, with a few parked cars, but no people, no lights, no open doors or windows, nary even a neon/fluoro sign to suggest that there may be living beings within.... Despite the tiny, narrow roads, apart from being scared-half-off-the-road by an escaping farmer appearing around a blind corner in his tractor with some giant bit ...
... again. In fact it's amazing how dirty it was - I had begun to assume it was grey, not white... We then hit the village and liked the look of it so went straight to the camp-site which was only 400m from the action and the chateau. The chateau is lovely - not big, as castles go, but very pretty and in a gorgeous setting surrounded by a moat and trees and parklands and gardens. Lovely. We had a wander through that, and decided to go commando....without ...
... or equipment" aspect, but also, I find I am increasingly fascinated by the sheer logistics and the economics of the whole scene. It emerges from the history that the tale of many of these Chateaux is dictated by the economics of owning and maintaining them, and that the ownership string is dotted with so many mortgagee-possession situations that it is scary! Apart from the squillions that they must have cost just in construction, given the immense size ...