Excursion to Bourdeilles, Brantomes and Aubeterre
Last Wednesday was a very exciting day for our volunteers at La Giraudière. We booked a 9 seater mini bus for an excursion to explore beautiful France. We left at 7:30 in the morning to visit the “Chateau de Bordeilles” which is about 2 hours away from Brossac. The drive there was already worth it as it was a wonderful sunny morning which let the French countryside appear in a beautiful light.
Before visiting the “Chateau” we were having a delicious coffee and croissant in the sun. There were plenty of interesting rooms, chambers and a nice garden to explore at the castle which made us stay there for nearly 2 hours. Following this visit we headed for Brantome. We wandered around the charming city and had time to buy some very unique souvenirs to bring back home. With an authentic French lunch (entrée, plat et dessert) by the river we finished our visit of Brantome, went back to the car and started our trip to the train station to pick up our new volunteer from New Zealand – Carolyn. On our way we decided to go to Aubeterre straight away after we have picked her up – she did not really have a choice 😉 However, Carolyn was very happy to have the possibility to see one of France’s nicest cities immediately after her arrival. We spent about 2 hours in Aubeterre enjoying the warm and sunny weather before we went back to La Giraudière where we had our second big and delicious meal of the day prepared by Tom.