Tuesday July 5th

Alternate heavy rain & bright sun.
Went round the various house-agencies & at last found one where they had a castle at 7000 francs a year furnished = about £40. with 12 rooms, a lake, 4 hectares of land
We went to see it by car (eating first at the Restaurant Ouest at Montauban)[RG] * It is the[RG] Chateau de la Chevrie at Montauban de la Bretagne & found it seemingly perfect. The Levrels at the Grande Chevrie farm greeted us nicely & the notary was also charming. We agreed to take it. Returned via Montfort [RG].
In afternoon Anita came & talked. Gipsies with a dancing bear, a monkey; tambourines.[RG] In the evening a special dinner with chicken & strawberres & cream with Juan & Anita (Beryl away with a chill) and afterwards 7¼ at their café.

Hands Referenced

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    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

Places Mentioned

  • Hotel Ouest

    Montauban, Brittany, France
  • Montauban

    Montauban-de-la-Bretagne, Brittany, France
  • Château de la Chevrie

    Montauban-de-la-Bretagne, Brittany, France
    translating as "Venison Castle," La Chevrie was manor of an estate that RG & LR rented with Alan Hodge and Beryl Pritchard during their stay in France in 1938
  • Montfort

    Monfort, Brittany, France

People Mentioned

  • Juan

    Vives, Juan
    The Doctor's brother. Married to Gelat's daughter. Lived in Rennes, France. WG
  • Anita

    Ana, Anita
    Marroig. Gelat's daughter, married to Juan Vives the Doctor's brother. Live in Rennes, France. WG
  • Beryl

    Pritchard, Beryl
    daughter of Harry and Amy Pritchard, R.G.'s second wife. Formerly married to Alan Hodge. Robert and Beryl had four children: William, Lucia, Juan and Tomas. eds
  • Levril

    Levril
    family who ran[?] the Grand Chevrie farm at RG & LR's rented estate in Montauban, France eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.