Monday 11 August 2008

A Roadside Surprise

In May I drove from Preuilly sur Claise to Paris to pick up Susan and her parents. Instead of using the advice most of the mapping websites give, I decided to avoid l'Aquitaine until it became silly to do so.

This took me from Preuilly to Loches, then Montrichard, joining the Autoroute at Blois. This was a new route for me, so I was totally unprepared for the sight which suddenly appears as you crest a rise at Montpoupon.

Honestly - sometimes it can just take your breath away, this driving in France lark.


1 comment:

Ken Broadhurst said...

Simon, you were very close to our place at this point. Montpoupon was one of the first châteaux we visited when we came here in June 2003. It was during the Great Heat Wave of that summer, in August. We went because we thought it might be cooler inside the thick stone walls of the château. But there turned out to be many others with the same idea, and we were packed in like sardines in an ... oven. It was fun anyway.

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