Dungeons, trébuchets and medieval weaponry – what more could you ask for?
Put this medieval fortress at the top of your must-visit list! It’s one of the best known and most visited chateaux in the region, if not in France. …
The Palace of Versailles, wow.
Two words: stunning and overwhelming. This place oozes grandeur, opulence, extravagance. We’ve never seen anything quite like it. Footballers’ wives eat your heart out! Apparently half of France’s GDP was spent on the Palace. It actually started out as a fairly modest hunting lodge until King Louis XIV came along and started adding wings, acres of formal gardens, striking fountains decorated with mythical creatures. …
We find the winter time in the Dordogne a little quiet and bleak so we’re always looking to find somewhere new to escape to and to explore during the month of January. Research usually takes place in November time and on this occasion Mr Den found an amazing deal with Novotel in La Rochelle: a family room with breakfast for 4 at €55 per night. Bargain. So there we had it… deal done… we booked up two nights for the forthcoming January 2015. We were all set to discover La Rochelle with the kids….
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