I am behind on blogging. I still have pictures from the aquarium and from other adventures. I should be blogging one of those but I had so much fun today that I just have to blog about today. We went to see Castle Beynac. It is just down the road from us. All of these castles that we've visited are all in about 5-20 minute drives from our house. It's been great! If you like medieval stuff then this is your place! The kids had been to Beynac with Steven and his Mom one day when I stayed home to get some work done. They were all nice enough to go a second time for me. I loved it. It was one of my favorite castles thus far. You could really imagine what life was like then and the castle was so well preserved. Here are some images from the day...
At the base of the castle there is an amazing look out point with this sweeping view of the Dordogne Valley.
Almost all of the castles or chateau that we have visited have their own small church and some even have their own graveyards. This is the Beynac church. We heard that they still have services here on sundays. You guys should all be proud of Susan (Steven's Mom) because she is scared of heights. Just look at her though!
And just so you know it isn't all perfect...3 year olds can throw tantrums at medieval castles too. This one went something like this "But my legs are tired!!!!"
Here are some pictures from the inside. What I liked so much about this particular place was that they kept it simple. They used oil lights and kept the display to a minimum, which gave me a real sense of the true place. This is Steven peeking out of the castle window at the river below.
Another glimpse at the amazing view!
The boys had fun playing knights as you might expect. Here they found a look out window way up high and had fun pretending to watch out for the enemy!
I love this one of little Finnian peeking out of the window.