Very close to where we were staying in St.-Chamant is the tiny town of Tournemire and the Château d'Anjony, a sight that our friend CHM told us not to miss. On our second full day in Cantal we planned our day trip so that we would stop by the castle first thing.
We drove a bit east in our valley, then headed back west up the side of the mountain between us and the valley where Tournemire is situated. The roads were narrow, twisty, and wet as the morning was foggy and drizzly.
All of a sudden we were surprised by a view of the valley and the château below us, so we pulled off the road a bit and got out to take pictures. It was a breathtaking view, but in a very soft and gentle way, if that makes any sense.
We made our way down into town and realized that we were not supposed to be driving in town, but should have parked in the lot outside of town and walked in. Which we subsequently did, but not after a little ride around the valley looking for a parking spot closer to the château. We failed and had to park in the lot. There were maybe one or two other cars there.
Georges Moustaki 1934-2013
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