Wednesday, September 10, 2008
A daytour around Montcombroux (part 2)
From Louchy-Montfand we were riding to Montord. Then we saw the castle in the
distance, behind the vineyards. A very Frech picture ;-)
The castle of Montord behind the vineyards
We parked the bikes on the side of the road to take some pictures and to taste
some of the grapes in the vineyard. They tasted very good so I suppose they
will make good wine.
A bunch of grapes
Another picture of the castle of Montord
Shortly after we left where we took the pictures of the castle of Montord,
we saw a nice fortified farmhouse.Not very big but it was nice and well
Robert and his GL1800 in front of the farmhouse near Montord
On the roadside opposite to the farm was a mirror to watch for uncomming cars
and that gave us a nice photo opportunity.......
Me in the mirror (picture by Robert)
Near D'Artanges we saw another fortified farmhouse, but this one was much
bigger with a big wall and watchtowers on the corners.
Fortified farm, almost a castle
It was after two PM when we finaly found a restaurant. Unfortunately, French
restaurants close at two PM............ We parked the bikes and Robert went inside to
asked if we could have lunch here anyway.
They owner and his wife were having luch themself and their first answer was no
but when Robert told that just a simple salad would be OK, they said it was OK.
Holiday in France is not bad at all
We had to wait until they had finished eating but then we got a very very good
salad. Robert ordered a little wine and I had a "caraf de l'eau" that is a can with
cold water. We got paté with the salad and then I had a piece of applepie for desert,
finished with a cup of coffee. For the two of us we had to pay € 13 !!!
How much closer to “living like God in France" can you be ? Enjoying a great lunch at
an outdoor café with a good friend, our bikes cooling down from a ride through the
scenic French countryside while the sun is shining and a cool breeze making it a very
comfortable temperature !
Our bikes in front of the restaurant
After lunch we rode to the Charroux, a small town from the middle ages. We parked
the bikes on the coblestone street and walked into the town.
While we were parking the bikes, a man on a horse and wagon passed us and started
to chat about the bikes. He had a bike too.
Horse and wagon
A bicycle in front of the
"Office De Tourisme"
A nice street
It is not a museum. People actualy live here
In Charroux, we visited "La maison des horloges", the clock museum in the center.
They have all kinds of clocks and if you are inside when all the alarms go off, you
have an interesting experience...........
More info about this nice museum can be found on