I am getting through these grey winter days by going through my pictures from my France adventure this past June. They make my heart ache a bit and I long to return and explore more.
This beautiful little castle, Le Château de Val, is located in Lanobre, Cantal and was almost lost when a dam was built that flooded the valley. It has been through many owners, has been looted a few times as well but now is being restored. Tours were closed when we arrived but we walked around the grounds. It is hard to imagine as you walk along the shore that it once looked over a green lush valley instead of a lake. I was told that when the water is low you can see the remains of platforms and stairs that were once part of a beautiful French garden built in the 1600s. There was a very tranquil yet heart broken feel to this place and I do wish I could have seen inside her beautiful walls. Perhaps on my next visit.