Friday, May 17, 2019

Water, Water Everywhere

After Lascaux, we drove to Le Moulin du Roc, our hotel for the next two nights.  This hotel was my favorite, it is an old mill, surrounded by water, and the sound of the water wheel and the rushing river all contributed to making it a delightful stay.  The video was taken from our room, with this lovely view. 
water wheel

The hotel features a lot of interesting rooms, with period pieces, and an excellent dining room. 
Hobbit house

After spending the night, we were off to Brantome, where legend has it Charlemagne built an Abbey.  Brantome is also surrounded by water, and it's a lovely town, with shops and restaurants.  Since we began this trip, it has been raining and cold almost every day, I've been wearing the same sweater and raincoat since I arrived in Europe on April 2nd, and plan to burn them when I get home---right now I still need them to stay warm and dry!  We have had the top down twice on the Mercedes, and that has been a disappointment, but these beautiful roads and the towns we have stopped at have more than made up for the less than stellar weather. 
Dr. C. trying to stay warm

After a lovely lunch by the river, we headed back to the hotel and dodged the rain while taking another walkabout on the beautiful grounds of the mill.  Tomorrow we head to the Loire Valley for our last night together.  The group will head back to Britain on the ferry, and we will head to Paris, and a flight back to Italy on Tuesday morning.  Ciao for now.

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