Woke to the sound of birds and had breakfast in the downstairs salon of the castle. Our new friend Zeph joined us before he set off to look at the small castle he is thinking of buying.
We did a little tour exploring the village of Noyers. It’s beautiful but not quite Cotignac, where our friends the Brannocks have a house. Saying that, it is very nice. A number of businesses – pottery, bags, brocante, arts and paintings along with restaurants and cafes. All rather lovely.
At around 11.30 we set off for Vezerlay about 30 mins away. It reminded me of an italian hill town. We parked just outside the gates and wandered up through the Main Street. I found a lovely clothes shop and ended up buying 2 tops. Couldn’t decide which one so bought both. One is black with little dots and a patterned sleeve. The other a soft mushroom linen top with gathers. They are a little different. Hope I get to wear them!
Also bought macaroons, a bell and a bracelet. Steve liked the pottery and we got a few pressies for the kids and a vase for the guest room.
We enjoyed a galette ( large crepe) for lunch with smoked salmon dressed with a dill cream. Delicious. No wine!
Feeling full we headed off for a 30 min drive to Montbard and the Abbey. It was so peaceful and beautiful though would be so cold in winter. It’s summer? here but still overcast with patches of rain.
Got back to Noyers and bought a bottle of Chablis at the wine shop and went back to our lovely little castle and I’m sitting in the salon ( lounge ) with a glass whilst writing this!
We are having dinner with Zeph again tonight and are keen to hear of his adventures in buying a French property. Brannocks – I think he would like to talk to you! Dinner tonight at a different restaurant though I would have been happy with the same one blast night.