We spent Saturday and Sunday night in St Nectaire, enjoying not being on the move.
The town is very pretty, especially since there are public gardens with beautiful flowers. The church is a well-known example of local architectural styles. It is built on the top of a cliff, next to the town hall, while the gardens and spa facilities are in the valley below.
|Here is the view looking up to the church.||Here is the view from the church to the Town Hall.|
After the walk, we sat at a cafe
in the shade, sampled local wine & fare and wrote postcards.
We had the local St Nectaire fondu. This comprised the local cheese
- a disc about 5 inches in diameter - with a hard crust, heated in the
oven until the soft inside melted and served with bread. It was delicious
Then we made the most of our two
night stay and of the weather by sunbathing and having a swim in the outdoor
pool. As you can see, it was very quiet. Being the beginning
of July, the holiday season was not in full swing so on a Sunday afternoon,
we had the place pretty much to ourselves.