France Summer 2016

While we were waiting for our overland rig to be built, we decided to fly to France and spend the summer caretaking a 17th century chateau.  Why not?



Trip Details
Start Date
Saturday, July 09, 2016
End Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Trip Reports

Chateau de la Barbeliniere

Saturday. July 09, 2016
A Dream Opportunity

"Hey, Joe, wanna care take a castle in France for the summer?"

"Huh?" I glanced over at Karen, who was staring intently at an image on her...

Castles, Chateaus and Cathedrals

Sunday. July 10, 2016
Castles and Chateaus

During our stay at Chateau de la Barbeliniere we spent many days touring nearby historic towns and villages.  The area figures prominently in the history of medieval...

Paris In Black And White

Monday. July 11, 2016
A week in Paris

Shortly after we arrived in Thure we had to vacate our cottage for a week.A wedding party had rented out Chateau de la Barbeliniere two weekends...

A Castle Wedding

Saturday. August 27, 2016
An Elegant Affair

Wedding weekends at Chateau de la Barbeliniere were special times.  The receptions were elegant affairs, which typically began with cocktails at 5pm, followed by dinner at 10...

Exploring French Villages and Markets

Sunday. August 28, 2016
Villages and Towns

During our stay we had lots of opportunities to explore the area's towns and villages. When the chateau was rented for a wedding we could go explore...

A Trip up the Dordogne

Thursday. September 01, 2016

As our stay at the castle was drawing to a close, we once again had to vacate our cottage for two weekends in a row to give way to...