We visited this troglodyte village en route:
Having grabbed a brochure on Montreuil-Bellay from the troglodyte village information desk, we decided to call in as it clearly had a rather splendid chateau. It hadn’t been part of our route, but was barely off-course and looked too good to miss!
Amusingly it turned out we had stayed there on a past trip! I guess it hadn’t been apparent as we clearly had approached the town from a different direction!
What a stunning view of the chateau from the bridge! – and we were so fortunate to see it in good weather and with perfect light! We were cutting it fine though, so having parked all 3 vans up at the aire, we briskly walked back over to the bridge to get some souvenir shots, and just in time!