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Golfing at Château de Montal


a fun 9 holes of golf, we’ve got the Château de Montal just minutes from Saint Céré. A little known fact: the French Résistance had the Mona Lisa and other treasures of the Louvre hidden here throughout WWII!

Château de Montal’s story goes that Jeanne de Montal started transforming the original medieval fortress into a Renaissance palace as a gift for her son, Robert, who was off in Italy fighting with Francis I. The mansion was finished in 1534 and Robert’s mother waited, watching from a high window for her son’s return. Regretfully, only his body came back and she had the window blocked up and beneath it carved: “Hope No More”.

Which is also a befitting epitaph for my golf game!

 à bientôt! Jack
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12:01 am - Posted by Jack Tobin