Arriving in Montignac by Car, we crossed over this bridge to reach the information Centre.What I didn't realize until looking upstream and seeing the Arches, this was quite a beautiful bridge, old too, being built between 1766 and 1777.The original Bridge was burnt by Protestants to protect their pension, and was rebuilt and then carried away by...more
This large 16th century Catholic Church in Montignac can be see from most area's of the Town. Seeing the door was open, I was able to have a look around inside.Coming outside, I passed through some Arches, but not before stopping and taking some nice photo's.The Place de Carnot surrounds the Church, and if you are here on a Wednesday morning, there...more
These are two streets in the old historic area of Montignac......This is the opposite side of the River to the Tourist Information Centre.I loved this area!First, Rue Lafitte.................This road near the Bridge comes under the name of Quai Merilhou, and it is here where the Riverside Restaurant's and Cafe's are. Great views of the River from...more
Montignac, and like all these historic old towns, if there is a River flowing through the town, I like to head there.Why? Well, often I get nice reflection photo's of the old homes. Well, I wasn't so lucky this time as a light breeze had come up and spoilt the "real nice" photo's.The lovely home's on the edge of the river, had balconies on their...more
The Chateau de Montignac really stood out when I was taking photo's from across the River.Back I went to the Car and soon we were on our way to the other side of the River to see the Chateau at a closer distance.Well, it is on a small hill as is mainly in ruins now. It was once a very important castle in the region. There really is only a tower and...more
The Prieure Saint Georges is opposite the Tourist information centre. The old building had signs out the front saying it was a craft expo. It didn't cost any admission fee, and as I do Craft work, I went inside and had a look. I wanted to see if there was anything different in France to what we do in Australia. There were allsorts of crafts, Dolls,...more
I am talking about Toilet's in Montignac. We did find some in Montignac, one was shared by Women and Men, and the other was an open air concern for the Men, and us Ladies had our own in the same complex. This was in Rue Tournon, beside the River.
If you have a look at the photo, you can see what I mean. NO privacy for "the boys" with everybody being able to see what is going on at the urinal!
So, if a little shy, I suggest the other Toilet located by the Tourist Information Centre.
Hautefort the town, is worth having a drive around after seeing the Chateau. We passed by the Castle walls, through an arch gate, and followed the narrow, one lane road through the town. It was quite pretty, with Rose's hanging over fence's and many old homes. In the main part of town was an old well, and what looked to be a Church, was where the...more
We didn't get to see all the gardens as the Chateau was closed, but we did manage to view quite a bit from the hillside. There used to be Formal gardens dating back to the 17th century, but they are no longer here.In 1853, they were completely re-done on the orders of Charlotte de Hautefort and again between the years from 1950 to 1980 by the Baron...more
Chateau Hautefort is located about halfway between St.Yrieix-La-Perche and Montignac. We were following the D704, when I noticed the Brown tourist signpost. A quick stop in the Car, then a U- turn and we were on our way to the Chateau! Thankgoodness it was only a short drive into the Town and the Chateau!The Chateau dates back to the year 1000....more