A few weeks ago I posted a blog about our visit to Brico Dépôt near Chatellerault. You can read about it here. On the way home we stopped at Dissay to look at the château. As we were there around lunchtime we stopped at the local boulangerie to by a sandwich (baguette jambon sec to be precise), and decided to eat it in the shade of a beautiful tree just outside the moat. As we were munching away we heard a terrific noise which Tim went to investigate.
If you read Niall and Antoinette's post earlier this week, in their Chez Charnizay blog, you will have guessed both where the noise was coming from, and the animal making the noise.
Either my eyes are getting old, or the photograph isn't as clear as it could be because I can't spot a frog! Perhaps you can?
Dissay is in the department of the
Vienne (86). The château rises high above the bank of the . It was built in the 15th century by Pierre d'Amboise, Bishop of Poitiers, and then enlarged in the 18th century. A water-filled moat surrounds the château and is home to an army of frogs. We could only make out a handful camouflaged as they were by the plants. Clain River
As is usual for us we arrived when the château was closed for lunch, and as we had been invited to visit friends later in the afternoon, we didn't have the time to wait. The château and grounds deserve a longer visit so we plan to return and properly explore the town and local area.