Back again after a glorious weekend in the Dordogne (pronounced: dor-DON-yeh) and Perigourd Pourpre (Pronounced: Pear-ee-goor Poor-pruh) region in France to celebrate our 4th year wedding anniversary. Specifically, we went to Biron and then did day trips.
I can't believe it's been 4 years already!
It seems like only yesterday we got engaged.
As the weekend was jam packed with beauty and firsts for us, I'll have to split up the blog post and do the town where we stayed in this one. Then, in a follow up, I'll show you the places we went to visit around Biron.
This is the view we saw as we approached our B&B from the rental car as we approached Biron:
|Excellent shot by Mr. K.|
We knew we were in for a treat. All I had in my head at that time was, "Keep your eyes on the road, and don't hit any farm animals." Mr. K was enjoying the chance to actually be a passenger for once and not have to drive through the countryside. He was our official car photographer.
We stayed in a little Bed and Breakfast called the Prieuré du Château de Biron and stayed in the Prieuré room.
|Entrance to the Prieuré.|
Of course, I couldn't help taking photos as soon as she left us to our room.
|What we saw upon entering|
|Look at that bed! And it wasn't hard!|
|Taken from the doorway to the salle de bain|
|Gorgeous! And there was a bathtub!|
|The view from our window.|
After having fully rested and become human again, we left the room
Delicious meal by the way. The peach aperitif was refreshing and the magret de canard was cooked perfectly. Mr. K had the entrecôte de bœuf with shallots. He was very happy. We finished it off with a dessert of profiteroles.
We even had time to catch a glimpse of the countryside before the sun set (around 10pm).
Coming back to the Prieuré, I couldn't resist another hallway shot.
Breakfast was delicious with fresh fruit salad, organic yogurt, freshly squeezed orange juice, hot coffee, baguette and homemade croissants.
After a feast to last us the day, we were off to visit the surrounding areas and finally explore Biron!
|Looking from the Prieuré to the Château|
|Steps up to the château, looking down on a lookout post.|
|The countryside from the château steps|
|The entrance to the Château de Biron|
|View from on high onto the outer courtyard of Biron|
|Now that's a fireplace!|
Yup! (We watched the movie when we got back to check)
This is a shot you might recognize from the movie:
|Inner courtyard of Biron|
Fun little trivia.
Also, we found out later, the movie, Timeline, was partly shot in the Dordogne region in France, in the nearby town of Sarlat (which we did not get a chance to visit...another time perhaps!).
So cool to see places rich in medieval history.
We had an amazing time visiting the other villages too! But that requires another posting.
Until next time!