We went back to Celles-sur-Belle and took the girls with us for a look around the grounds also! For this shot I went to the top of the hill and looked down, unfortunately I couldn’t make my 3 hear so I zoomed in little to lose them! The afternoon was quite fun as “Le Trompe de Chasse” were playing that evening so they spent most of the afternoon outside practising I think we could have joined them – we knew the song as well as they did in the end!
in the beautiful town of Celles-sur-Belle is this magnificent building – l’abbaye Royale. In this image is the dominating Eglise Notre Dame and the Maze (s)!
A former Abbey from the XII century was partly destroyed during the wars of religion in 1568.Rebuilt during the second half of the seventeenth century by the architect Francis Duke of Tuscany, the two buildings form an architectural masterpiece!
L’Abbaye Royale et son église Notre-Dame, ancienne abbatiale du XIIème siècle furent en partie détruites lors des guerres de religion en 1568. Reconstruits pendant la seconde moitié du XVIIème siècle, par l’architecte François le Duc dit Toscane, les deux édifices forment un ensemble architectural majeur.
From the Abbaye you can take a hike from 6-13kms depending on your preference. We have yet to do the loong way but managed 2kms on Saturday (10th April)