Chateau and Garden – Pirou – Saturday 6th July 2013

On a sunny afternoon on July 6th a good number of Anglophone members gathered at the Chateau de Pirou, looking forward to finding out about this local attraction from our charming, English speaking guide.
We were not disappointed. Starting with the first of the 5 gateways that historically served to protect the chateau inhabitants, we learned how the chateau was
first built and how it then evolved over the centuries.
After climbing to the top of one of the towers and admiring the panoramic view, we descended to terra firma again and went across the inner courtyard for a well earned cup of tea and a selection of tasty tea time treats supplied by members of the committee.
Suitably refreshed, we were shown the Pirou tapestry and the story was told by Annette Leblanc in a most articulate and informative manner.
For some of us it was then onward to a garden. Following Annette, our group arrived at a house that is privately owned by a couple who open their beautiful garden to the public to raise money for research into a rare neurological condition.
It was a truly lovely and tranquil place with so much that caught the eye and gave pleasure to the senses. A fitting end to an enjoyable and informative outing.
Our thanks to Annette for organising it for us.

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