|Renaissance chimney brest|
As we drove from Chinon to Azay we recounted to Jane how we'd been en route to a gite in the Périgord Noir and had stopped so that we could visit Azay and Fontevraud l'abbaye.
|room furnished in 19th century style|
|one of many beautiful tapestries|
Sadly the it turned out to be quite different to the 'son et lumiere'....all we can remember is 3 actors rowing a boat on the lake declaiming their lines and a 'historical' storyline which gave us fits of the giggles. There was more than a whiff of an under-rehearsed school play.
|newly restored roof beams, attic floor|
|Francois 1er's badge; the salamander|