Day trips are always on our agenda when in France.
This time we visited the charming town of
We enjoyed our picnic lunch
on the banks of the Loing river
just below the Chateau de Nemours
which you can see in the above photo - lower right.
We want the girls to enjoy these day trips too,
so it is important for them to stretch their legs after
being in the car for an hour or more - hence the picnic!
After eating they enjoyed running along the river bank
and feeding the ducks with our leftovers!
We then wandered over to see the 17th century Chateau
and stepped inside it's medieval world.
Like all castles of long ago, the rooms were large
with high vaulted ceilings, twisting stone stairways
and enormous heavy arched doorways.
It was sparsely decorated without the usual
rich wall tapestries and rugs on the floors.
The temperature inside the Chateau was cold
outside it was 36°C (98°F)
We warmed up once we stepped outside into the sunshine
and walked through the town centre.
We enjoyed our day in Nemours, and marvelled at the
feast of medieval buildings and monuments
that were built centuries ago.
It's well worth a visit if you should be in the area!
There's even a tea salon
which I will post about soon!
I'm joining Judith for Mosaic Monday
Stephanie for Roses of Inspiration
hosted by Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy & Jennifer.
Thank you ladies for hosting your weekly memes.
Take care and
be kind to one another
Merci à bientôt