les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Day trip to Beynac

Well we wanted to mark the end of the BAC exams in worthy manner, so we planned a trip to Puy du Fou. It was suggested to us as an outing when we first arrived in France nine years ago, but it's still hideously expensive, mainly because it's SO FAR AWAY. We'd have travel costs and accommodation and...

Well we thought again, and decided to go to Beynac. It's the setting of Michael Crichton's book, Timeline, and the associated film, and a very historic castle, the Lionheart bought it not entirely honestly, but there we go...

So we hired a car from a charming gentleman in Bordeaux whose cousin is a pasteur protestant and whose brother is a pasteur évangélique (small world) and hied us away to Beynac. Including a somewhat comic moment where the various follies and foibles of the family made either buying lunch or even eating the rolls we brought with us utterly impossible, the day passed very enjoyably.

Here's some photos.

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