Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Travel: La Motte-Tilly and Forêt d'Orient

Hi guys!
This is the last travel post you'll see in a while! Then it's back to normal again.

About 30 minutes away from Voisines is a small village called La Motte-Tilly. There, you can find a large château. It was built by the Terray brothers; one of them was an important finance person for the king, Louis XV. There is a guided tour of the château, again only in French. I’m afraid you can only visit the château with the tour but you can just wonder around the grounds which are lovely. A tip though, take anti mosquito product with you because after some rain, it’s swarming with them!

Another place to go on a hot day is the Forêt d’Orient. It's about an hour away to the east. Again, take mosquito product because there are quite a few around there too because of the three big lakes you’ll find. They’re the main reservoirs for Paris apparently and two of them are huge. It’s good for cycling, bird-watching, walking, etc. We went mainly to go swimming in the lakes. It was really refreshing and you can see lots of little fish but it was quite busy. It’s a touristy place but it was also full of locals. The complex was huge; there was a whole harbour/shopping/restaurant area. It was really nice.

That's it! Last travel post for a few months. I hope you enjoyed them!

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