Monday, July 19, 2010

Chateau St. Ratilly

Last Monday we visited the Chateau St. Ratilly, built in 1270.  The Chateau has seen a lot of action over the years.  However, in the mid 1950’s it was sold to a potter and an actor who have turned it into a cultural center.  Potters can make pottery here, there are concerts and theatrical performances and an art gallery.  While the “bones” of the chateau are here, it isn’t exactly what we were expecting.   It was raining and set a nice atmosphere, but the light wasn’t that great for pictures.  Here are a few.

The Chateau

A potter at work

The potters make pots to sell at the Chateau

The pigeon tower!
The pigeon tower from the outside

The pigeon holes!  Gives us a whole new perspective!!

Some of the pots for sale

They were a lot shorter in the 1200's (doorway between rooms)

Katie & Ethan thoroughly engaged by the art in the gallery!

It was a very lovely chateau!

1 comment:

Andrew said...

OK, I think I am caught up on your blog. What a wonderful adventure!
We are having our own "adventure" with the move. A few little hicups, and the kids are experiencing the expected mixed emotions, yet so far no major problems.
I have decided that it is too damn complicated to ever move again, so we are going to stay in the new house forever. In fact, when I die, which I understand may happen sometime in the next 50 or so years, I have decided I want to have me and the house swallowed into the ground, like at the end of the movie Carrie. Moving again would be too much work.
Of course, moving a couple of dozen miles from the San Andreas fault, it could be burial at sea!