An unexpected find – Château de Romefort

This post is part of the series which describes our adventures during our tour of France some years ago. We had left the lakes in the Rosnay district and were heading south when we came across a very pretty river.

It was “La Creuse” and it was relatively small by French standards but had an amazing setting. I was so caught up with looking at the clear water and the rippling water weeds (did I mention I have a thing about water? – anything wet instantly gets my undivided attention!) that I did not see what was behind me!

The Creuse River

The Creuse River

The Creuse River showing the waterweeds flowing evenly in the current.

The Creuse River showing the waterweeds flowing evenly in the current.

Château de Romefort, on the banks of the Creuse River

Château de Romefort, on the banks of the Creuse River

Strategically placed on the river bank was a lovely set of buildings – the Château de Romefort. We did not have the time to do much more than admire and take plenty of photos, but here are the best of them for your enjoyment.

Château de Romefort, with lovely reflections in the water

Lovely reflections in the water

Château de Romefort

A different perspective of the Château as we rode past the main buildings on the southern side of the river.

Coming unexpectedly on things like this château was what made our trip to France so great. We did not have internet access or much time to spend in tourist offices, so had little idea of what each day would present to us. The down side of this was that we sometimes did not see something we would have liked to (by going a slightly different route), but the flipside was that we saw some amazing sights, simply because we had chosen a different way to travel. The Château de Romefort was one of these nice surprises.

(Follow this link for access to other posts and the itinerary and details of our Tour of France)

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4 responses to “An unexpected find – Château de Romefort

  1. Great find. I know how it feels do discover a castle while cycling 🙂 http://mothergrogan.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/and-so-i-stumbled-on-a-castle/

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