Arrondissement de Villeneuve-sur-Lot

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  • Day1

    Gavaudon first day

    October 20, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    We are staying in a small, privately owned resort with just 3 of the units given over to RCI. The owner had a meet and greet this morning with a glass of Rose wine to sweeten the deal. He spoke in 2 of his languages to give us details of the surrounding area. What a wealth of information!
    We decided to go and see some Bastides today. It means "new town" but from the 13th century. Monpazier is a beautiful walled medieval town. It is the end of the season here and some shops were closed, but the kind folks at a small cafe made us a late lunch of scrambled eggs and apple cake for dessert. It was 23 degrees and so nice to sit in the sun in the town square and enjoy our lunch. The church was very pretty and we broused the shops but kept our visa cards tucked away. We drove to a second Bastide about a half hour away, called Monflanquin, very different as it sat high on a hilltop. Got a bit of exercise climbing the hill. The views from the city walls were breathtaking. Life is good!!!.
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    Mary Lynne Simpson

    Wow.....very inviting. Enjoy

    Judy Charette

    So very happy to be able to follow along on your adventures. BTW, your card arrived & I LOVE it!

    Lorna Watson

    Happy to follow along! Looks lovely! Enjoy!

  • Day23

    Zwischenstopp. An der Lot. Wo sonst?;)

    May 23, 2019 in France ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    Man lernt sich ja immer besser kennen, wenn man 24/7 zusammen ist, wie z.B. dass unausgeschissen keiner entspannt ist. Darum wird täglich nach einem akzeptablen WC gesucht. Dies hat jedoch nichts mit dem Zwischenstopp zu tun. Da haben wir bloss geschlafen. An der Lot halt. War schön 😊Read more

  • Day6

    Chateaux Bonaguil and Gavaudun

    October 25, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌙 10 °C

    Our last full day in France and we had some sights that we hadn't yet fit in. This morning we headed off to Chateau de Bonaguil, not too far away. It was built as a small fort in the 1200's on top of a chunk of rock. It was added to extensively in the 1400'S and became a real fortress. In the 1700's it was modified again to be a home for Marguerite de Fumel. The French Revolution occurred and a law required that the towers of castles must be levelled to the height of the main buildings. The place was sacked and that is what the condition is today. Even with all that it is very impressive, perched high on a cliff overlooking the valley. We spent some time there and then had lunch below in the village. Their speciality was a meat and potato dish flamed at your table. Another night to have a chacouterie tray for dinner after a heavy lunch.
    Our second stop was in the village of Gavaudun, just down the road. We visited a church there built in the 1100's and in good repair. People were working in the graveyard on upkeep. The tombs had a family name but no dates or individual names. We visited an old fort at the village, again on top of a huge chunk of rock. No attacker was getting up those walls. Very little is still there except the keep, but you can see where the different parts were. I was dizzy just looking down from the first level, even before going up in the keep.
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    Judy Charette

    So much history & so long ago!

    Lin Brooke

    What great pictures! The ones of Athens are beautiful (and familiar!) and took me back there. Loved the pics of France! Looks like you have had a marvellous trip! Glad you are safely home!

  • Day14

    Monsempron-Libos, Aquitaine

    October 6, 2014 in France ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

    Heute geht die Reise weiter! Man könnte sagen endlich, weil ich etwas neues erlebe, oder leider, weil ich die Weinlese hinter mir lassen muss. Es ist ein bisschen von beidem. Es war wahnsinnig toll bei der Weinlese und es fällt mir schwer den Hof zu verlassen, aber genauso freue ich mich auch auf mein neues Abenteuer. Im Moment sitze ich in einem verschlafenen Dörfchen am Bahnhof, ich habe 90 Minuten Zeit, bevor mein Bus abfährt. In der Zeit nehme ich mein zweites Frühstück zu mir, Madeleines aus dem Automaten, mehr gibt es hier nämlich nicht. Meinen Rucksack kann ich so grade eben noch tragen, so schwer ist er. Ich wollte gerne Wein vom Hof kaufen, S. hat sich aber geweigert Geld anzunehmen und hat mir sogar 3 Flaschen geschenkt. Die nehme ich mindestens bis nach Barcelona mit, also könnt ihr euch schon mal freuen. Der Wein ist auch echt gut, ganz natürlich und komplett ohne Zusatzstoffe. Neben dem guten Geschmack hat das auch den Vorteil, dass man keine Kopfschmerzen bekommt. Und nach zwei Wochen weiß ich, wovon ich rede.. :DRead more

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