Thursday, 30 June 2016

France Day Deux: You are GoT worthy

Bonjour! I've just returned from a vacation in France and now for the travel diary because my memory is terrible so I need to recap it all. This was a family vacation to catch the Euro Cup courtesy of my aunt and uncle, without them, this trip wouldn't have happened. 

France Day Deux
Since most of Beauville was shut the evening before, we drove back early in the morning in the crisp chilly air to visit the patisserie and their little mini-mart called Proxi. Snapping up some baguettes, croissants and chocolate croissants for our breakfast, we then headed back to the chateau to whip up a feast. I think we were really excited or something because we basically went crazy and made a breakfast that could probably feed the whole of Beauville (remember, population only 584).
breakfast noms

From the previous hot and sunny day, the weather started taking a turn and it had become a lot colder and wetter with light showers pretty much everywhere we went for the rest of the trip. 

The family left for a visit to a castle but boo and I had to stay behind because he had some work stuff to settle.

When lunchtime rolled around, we drove an hour out to Cahors for lunch at Restaurant Le Balandre. Unfortunately, the restaurant was closed that day as no reservations had been made so we trotted off in search of another place called Le Rendezvous but strangely, in its location, we found a Restaurant Lucter instead. By then we were pretty hungry and tired of the rain so we settled down and tucked in. I had a pretty decent beef entrecote with a side of fries MMMM!!

Bonjour Le Balandre
Here I come
Sorry not sorry. We're closed byebye.

After lunch, we visited the beautiful Cahors Cathedral and I'm not sure the pictures do it justice but it is really so beautiful. I love the outdoor courtyard and stained glass windows and I totally felt like I could have been in a Game of Thrones episode.

We wandered about for a while but it was raining pretty heavily so we decided to leave. We drove to a nearby Carrefour to get more food and had a quiet dinner back at the Chateau. By the way, the Carrefour was GIGANTIC. So. Much. Food. And that ended day deux of the France trip.

Key learnings:
  • It's a good idea to call ahead and make a reservation just in case the place is closed. It seems like a lot of places either don't open on days or shut really early. 
  • Bring an umbrella and/or a rainproof coat! 
  • Carrefour is the bomb. Go there to get EVERYTHING you could ever need. 
  • Cathedrals are awesome places to re-enact Game of Thrones but it doesn't mean you should do it.
Au revoir for now, thanks for reading!   

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