This morning we decided to drive the backroads to our next stop, Savignacq-Meyraco. The Map app says the trip should take two and a half hours but our ‘scenic’ route including stops took six hours. It was an incredibly beautiful drive. The French countryside is so beautiful it almost unreal.
Soon after we got on the road we pulled over at a rest area. The rest area parking lot actually overlooked a prehistoric shelter that was occupied by homo sapiens of the aurignacienne culture 36,000 years ago. Right next to the shelter an archaeological site was being excavated.
We went for a walk in the nearby woods following signs to a museum that was supposed to be 20 minutes away. We didn’t find the museum but we had a nice walk.
Later we had a great picnic lunch.
We found another bread machine and bought another loaf of bread to snack on.
Tonight we are staying at Chateau de Druon. It is a beautiful building with ornate rooms. Our room is decorated like an old airship. The chateau was built in the 1870s it was a ruin when the current owners bought. They spent twelve years renovating and furnishing it.
The owner of Chateau recommended a restaurant out in the country, Les Bains de Secours. We had the best meal we have had since arriving in France.
After dinner we played cards in one of the dining rooms at Chateau Druon.