The 500 year old Château de la Caze in the Gorges du Tarn is one of our favourite stopping off places when going south to see our sons. It is the most wonderful, romantic hotel with a lovely restaurant. I am always convinced I will meet the Lady of Shalott, my Lady Greensleeves, or their French equivalent, round one of the corners.
These two following photos are views from the windows of our room the last time we were there.
Willows whiten, aspens quiver,
Little breezes dusk and shiver
Thro' the wave that runs for ever
By the island in the river
Flowing down to Camelot.
Four grey walls, and four grey towers,
Overlook a space of flowers,
And the silent isle imbowers
The Lady of Shalott.
A little further down the river was an entirely different style of architecture - homes built directly into the rock.
This was taken from high above the gorge.