Saturday, November 15, 2014

Out and About

Today was market day in the town of Mussidan, so we drove down to see what the market was like. On our way to the market, we passed by a sign pointing out the direction of Chateau Neuvic, so we followed the sign down a long driveway with beautiful trees, and there straight in front of us was a magnificent castle! We walked around the grounds of the castle, and noticed a river running along the back of the castle. I walked up some steps along the outside of the castle, and when I got to the top, there was an amazing view!!! The chateau had intricate detail with lots of turrets, which is one of my main requirements for it to rank high on my list of favorites! As we walked back to the car, we all agreed we needed to adjust our footwear for these expeditions (our dressy black boots were a bit muddy!).




We drove farther into Mussidan, parked the car and walked through the streets looking for the market. We stopped a woman walking past us and my mom asked her (in French of course) if she knew where the market was. After some difficulty trying to figure out what the woman was saying in rapid French, we figured out the market had finished at noon. The helpful woman led us to a shop that sold fresh produce where we bought some fruit and vegetables.



We walked across the street and noticed a patisserie (bakery) and then went in to buy some eclairs au chocolat (chocolate eclairs) and a chocolate muffin for Blue.  We headed home, stopping at the store on the way to pick up a few groceries.  After we got home, we had some fresh croissants with butter and cheese and then headed outside for a walk around the estate.




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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Out and About

Today was market day in the town of Mussidan, so we drove down to see what the market was like. On our way to the market, we passed by a sign pointing out the direction of Chateau Neuvic, so we followed the sign down a long driveway with beautiful trees, and there straight in front of us was a magnificent castle! We walked around the grounds of the castle, and noticed a river running along the back of the castle. I walked up some steps along the outside of the castle, and when I got to the top, there was an amazing view!!! The chateau had intricate detail with lots of turrets, which is one of my main requirements for it to rank high on my list of favorites! As we walked back to the car, we all agreed we needed to adjust our footwear for these expeditions (our dressy black boots were a bit muddy!).




We drove farther into Mussidan, parked the car and walked through the streets looking for the market. We stopped a woman walking past us and my mom asked her (in French of course) if she knew where the market was. After some difficulty trying to figure out what the woman was saying in rapid French, we figured out the market had finished at noon. The helpful woman led us to a shop that sold fresh produce where we bought some fruit and vegetables.



We walked across the street and noticed a patisserie (bakery) and then went in to buy some eclairs au chocolat (chocolate eclairs) and a chocolate muffin for Blue.  We headed home, stopping at the store on the way to pick up a few groceries.  After we got home, we had some fresh croissants with butter and cheese and then headed outside for a walk around the estate.




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