Monday, May 28, 2007

Château De Ranrouët

The ruins of the Château de Ranrouët.

As we looked for a place to have our picnic lunch, we noticed on the map a marking for the ruins of a castle and headed for it. It was the Château de Ranrouët, a 12th and 13th century fortress that was mostly demolished in the 17th century by Louis XIII, then subsequently burned during the French Revolution.

The sun was out for our picnic on the castle grounds.

The grounds around the castle were deserted and we had it all to ourselves. It turned out to be the perfect picnic spot. After eating, we wandered around the shell of the castle. The door was locked, so going inside the walls was not possible. I think there may have been a sign to the effect that there was an archaeological dig going on and the interior was closed.

Anybody home ?

6 comments:

  1. Is this near Vannes? Gorgeous photos!

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  2. You must be disappointed with the weather! Roland Garros without tennis playing! :((

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  3. Claude, yes, it's down the coast from Vannes. And the weather is disappointing, but at least I didn't buy tickets for these rainy days. It would be worse to be at RG in this rain !

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  4. Been there, done that. (RG in the rain that is.) ;-)

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  5. Ah yes, I remember it well. And I have pictures. If I remember, one of the rain delays lasted exactly one bottle of wine.

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  6. These are gorgeous pictures -- what a haunting place.

    BTW, we're freezing in Aveyron too. About 10°F less than you this morning, if our weather gauges are right!

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