Posted: May 21, 2013 Filed under: Me, Travel | Tags: france, GR 36, Lou Peyrol, Monpazier, MOntferrand, traveling in Europe with kids, walking trails
A bit of an introduction, on our fifth day of walking we mistakenly hopped off the GR 36 trail and onto another. It was a beautiful walk but took us 20 km AWAY from our intended destination. This turned out to be our longest day of walking, we figure it was over 20 km, possibly 25 km – that’s a really long way when you are five and seven years old. This post is dedicated to my kids who not only walked the whole day but happily put on their boots the next morning as well, thank you, I love you.
Breakfast – time to leave Montferrand for Monpazier
Snail love, turns out that love was in the air that day
11th century church, I think this was my favorite, I’ll take it over Notre Dame any day
We spied this place for a mid-morning break, also to fill water bottles (walking tip: turns out cemeteries almost always have water)
Lunch break, our hosts from Lou Peyrol packed us sandwiches for the day, which we happily devoured sitting outside this castle wall.
Here’s what the locals were offering, this was the only restaurant in town.
Two deer running straight for us
The moment we realize we are 20 km away, it’s a hard moment, no one even cares about Chateaux Bannes in the background.
While we wait for our hotel to send a rescue car our way (miraculous), my daughter adopts several snails. (choosing snails over the chateaux, that’s my girl)
The feeling of sitting after walking for 9 hours.
Our hotel, Edward 1er
You can almost make out our muddy footprints
Monpazier and this surrounding area of France is very “English” in style…and sort of Disneyland-y.