Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Walking from Chateau to Chateau


The walking club 11km Thursday walk on 17 January, our first proper outing for the year, was from Le Grand Pressigny up to the Chateau de la Vienne then down to Etableau and back to Le Grand Pressigny. Here are some pictures from the walk.

Walking down the track to the privately owned Chateau de la Vienne.
Photographed by Susan from Loire Valley Time Travel. https://tourtheloire.com

 The 19th century Chateau de la Vienne, glimpsed through the trees.
Photographed by Susan from Loire Valley Time Travel. https://tourtheloire.com

View over the Claise Valley to the Chateau of Etableau.
Photographed by Susan from Loire Valley Time Travel. https://tourtheloire.com

Roe Deer Capreolus capreolus (Fr. chevreuil).
Capreolus capreolus. Photographed by Susan from Loire Valley Time Travel. https://tourtheloire.com
Capreolus capreolus. Photographed by Susan from Loire Valley Time Travel. https://tourtheloire.com

The first Snowdrops Galanthus nivalis (Fr. perce-neige) are appearing.
Photographed by Susan from Loire Valley Time Travel. https://tourtheloire.com

Photographed by Susan from Loire Valley Time Travel. https://tourtheloire.com

The ruined fortress of Etableau, seen from across the Claise Valley.
Photographed by Susan from Loire Valley Time Travel. https://tourtheloire.com

Newly cut willow withies for wickerwork.
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Handmade wicker garden enclosure with yuccas in the village of Etableau.
Photographed by Susan from Loire Valley Time Travel. https://tourtheloire.com

An old railway cottage, now someone's private country hideaway.
The blue and white enamel number plaque on the cottage is not the street number -- there is no street. The number tells you that the cottage is 224 kilometres from Paris on the railway line.


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2 comments:

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Looks a nice walk in good walking weather. Is the railway cottage still lived in?

Susan said...

I'd say it's a maison secondaire.

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