Monthly Archives: September 2013

Andernos-les-Bains via Cap Ferret

First stop Cap Ferret after leaving La Huga, and a walk on the beach between the remnants of the Atlantic Wall. We moved on to Camping La  Fontaine Vieille, at Andernos-les-Bains Our Pitch in the Woods Andernos is an old

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Lucien and Other Weird Local Fauna

I cycled in to town for the days grub….French bread is superb but does need to be bought fresh each day. As well as the usual baguette I bought a ‘viking’ loaf…dark, almost black, malt and rye flour we thought…delicious.

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Miss Gladys and a Chopper

I took the dogs down to Lac d’Hourtin before we set off. Colin likes to sit down as much as possible on the walks. Then we moved on to an aire at Le Huga, a small village on the road

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Fontevraud to the Médoc

We have been inching ourselves south since the visit to Fontevraud and are now near Lacanau Ocean, in the Médoc. First stop was in an Aire by this lake in Parthenay. We had planned to move straight on to Soubrise,

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Fontevraud Abbey….Aliénor of Aquitaine

After Chateau Brézé we moved on to Fontevraud Abbey. Close to Saumur in the Loire valley, the Abbey is best known for its association with the Plantagenet monarchs of England. These are the recumbent Plantagenets, medieval sculptures of Henry 2nd

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Château Brézé……Troglodytes and Pigeon Holes

This is Chateau Breze, a 15th century castle built over a remarkable underground fortification and living area excavated from the living rock over a thousand years ago. The chateau is about 10 miles south-east of Saumur. We came here on

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Jousting in Saumur

Heading North to Saumur au bicyclette. (Sue…..please feel free to correct mon (ma?) français)… We stopped en route to Saumur by the Thouet. Looking a tad precarious. Note the Halo. Les Chiens. There is a Megalithic bridge on the track

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