Posted: May 29, 2013 Filed under: Me, Travel | Tags: Blundstone, Chateaux de Biron, Edward 1er, France walking trip, Le Seguinet, Monpazier, Saint-Front-sur-Lemance
Good Morning Monpazier.
We left our Barbie Castle hotel (aka Edward 1er) in search of more…..
Castles! Our friendly postman/taxi driver, who rescued us in my last post, drove us to Chateaux de Biron.
The details blew my mind.
Aha! A possible clue about our previous day’s misadventure. Occasionally you cross paths with other “GR” trails, like you see here.
Welcome to Lacapelle-Biron, home to fanatical rugby fans. Most of the town was gathered in their red and white colors. I could write an entire book on the difference between American sports fans and French sports fans based on my 10 minute observation of this event but this is a blog, not a book so I will spare you.
Go team! We start our walking for the day leaving Lacapelle-Biron and their sports traditions behind.
It is immediately apparent we are all in a bit of a silly mood.
I think the previous day’s challenges brought us closer as well.
Note to self, call the GR trail people about the marks in this town, they sort of completely disappeared.
Thanks to some friendly locals we found our way and saw beautiful things like this country home.
We were in no rush, we truly took our time which yielded more gifts like this shot.
Sometimes, more is better.
Le Seguinet, our intended destination for the night in Saint-Front-sur-Lemance.
Le Seguinet sits on 18 acres with 4 separate buildings on the property. It was magical.
France provided a wonderland of contraband park equipment that our kids are very unlikely to see in the States – like see saws and unruly swings.
The actual town of Saint-Front-sur-Lemance is……so-so.
So we spent the rest of the daylight enjoying the grounds at our hotel.
The kids found tadpoles to “study” around the fairy like pond.
When you’ve gone without any toys for a couple of weeks, a broken hula hoop can provide an hour of entertainment.
Interior of Le Seguinet. I lost count of the amazing tile patterns used throughout the 18 room “house”.
Blundstone family pic.
The beginnings of our sun downer from our lovely Indian/Canadian/English cum French host Mme. Finnegan (funny coincidence). Good night Saint-Front.
Posted: May 10, 2013 Filed under: Me, Travel | Tags: Chez Nanou, France walking trip, Le Moulin de la buene, Les Eyzies, Saint Cyprien
Les Eyzies, the starting line for our walk and our hotel information
Our last train from Perigord to Les Eyzies get delayed for hours – No “Train Supreme” for us, we get a taxi
We arrive in Les Eyzies with about an hour of sunlight left to explore
We wake up to a cold morning
Le petit dejeuner
Found the trail – GR 36
Walking to Saint Cyprien
The white and red stripes mark our path
The GR 36 leading us into Saint Cyprien, we’ve finished our first walking day – very easy only about 7 km.
The kids still have tons of energy so we find a playground
Our “hotel” Chez Nanou
The daily laundry
Goodnight from Chez Nanou