August 7, 2009

A GIRLS' WEEKEND


PART THREE - LE LOUROUX




Le Louroux is a pretty village north of Le Grand Pressigny. We had passed through many times and seen the back of the château from the road. After our morning at the brocante we decided to take a walk around the village and see what there was to see.



There is a Maison de Pays, a cross between a tourist office and gift shop

Barrie was keen to have a look at the château as it has recently had a new roof. It is not open to the public but you can walk freely around the outside.


The village also boasts what must be one of the oldest bus shelters in France.


Wait inside for the bus to Ligueil


In the moulin there was an exhibition and sale of paintings by a local artist. I bought one for Nick as a surprise present. You can see it in this photo - almost. So it will still be a surprise. The exhibition is on until the end of August.



In the village there are some very pretty houses and a bar/café. There is also a substantial lake around which you can take a long walk. Apparently it is signposted in one direction but not the other - it is therefore effectively a one-way walk around the lake.

2 comments:

  1. I definitely have to put the Château Le Louroux on next year's program! Looks fab! Martine

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  2. The largest fish pond in Europe that was dug by hand , apparently...

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