Simploring 2019 (8) Petit Lac Des Cygnes

For my Sunday simploring tour, January 6th, I selected Petit Lac Des Cygnes from scoop.it SL Destinations https://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations. Petit Lac Des Cygnes is “located in the southwest region of France at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains, the private estate now open to the public, is comprised of the chateau, Le Petit Cafe Cygne, Antoinette’s, Little Swan Lake for which the region is named, and much more.” (taken from the landmark description).

Petit Lac Des Cygnes is a full sim and is owned by Cougar (Cougar Sangria) and her partner Henry (Henry Mcauley). When you land at Petit Lac Des Cygnes you are offered a folder with some information about the sim and some rules. First of all it is a private sim, although it is open to the public and: “Scripts are limited to 75 for everyone’s enjoyment, and complexity has a limit of 200,000. The region is a NO FLY ZONE. You will be notified upon landing if you are not in compliance.” In addition, no nudity and no sex is allowed at Petit Lac Des Cygnes. Due to privacy, the sim is closed for the public Mondays and Tuesdays.

Petit Lac Des Cygnes – overview

I had to strip off some of my scripts to get below the demanded limit, but it was really worth doing it. Right next to the landing point is the “Le Petite café Cygne”. You will have to follow the road and walk around it to get to the entrance. The cafe offers places to sit and have a meal outside but also inside. I recommend that you have a look inside. The cafe is way bigger than you might suspect. The tables are all set, there’re a lot of details to discover.

Impressions of Petit Lac Des Cygnes (1) – Le Petite Café Cygne

Impressions of Petit Lac Des Cygnes (2) – Le Petite Café Cygne

From the café I continued my tour of Petit Lac Des Cygnes and visited the chateau. The chateau is the private residence of Cougar and Henry and should be treated as such, yet you’re allowed to tour it but you shouldn’t use the furniture menu. Somehow that reminded me of tours I had to chateaus in real life. Of course you my look but you’re not allowed touching anything. What I missed in Second Life were those red ropes that usually prevent you from going to close to some objects.
The chateau is a building that I have seen before in Second Life, but this one is fitted with some very extravagant furniture which was selected with style. The paintings at the wall give the impression of being in a chateau, and even the paintings that are pictures taken in Second Life look ancient. The bathroom is just amazing and also every other room has it’s purpose, be it dining, representation, playing for kids or meeting. I really like the chateau with all it’s luxury.

Impressions of Petit Lac Des Cygnes (3) – Le Château

Of course there’s also a park and some fountains behind the chateau – and an orangery. I had a look into the orangery and it suits perfectly for a formal invitation or a ball. A bit hidden by the orangery is a place where you can play chess or retreat a bit.

Impressions of Petit Lac Des Cygnes (4) – Le Château and L’Orangerie

At the end of the park is a labyrinth as well as a big swimming pool. Again, it is stylish with a lot of statues and well shaped plants. But you can also see that the owners of the chateau live here and enjoy their property. The loungers around the pool are modern and there’re some toys swimming in the pool.
Just next to the pool, a bit difficult to get to due to some hegderows, is a restaurant – Antoinette’s. Again it is fun visiting and looking at the interior. And in one seperate room you find a table set for two. It’s the perfect place to go out for an exclusive dinner in Second Life.

Impressions of Petit Lac Des Cygnes (5) – La Piscine and Restaurant Antoinette’s

I ended my simploring tour to Petit Lac Des Cygnes with visiting the little swan lake, that is surrounded by a lovely park, a great place to take pictures or to just sit and chill. Of course I took a lot of pictures as you can discover a lot of nice details.

Impressions of Petit Lac Des Cygnes (6) – Around Le petit lac des cygnes

Cougar (Cougar Sangria) and Henry (Henry Mcauley) created a particular place for themselves. It feels like visiting a larger park around a chateau in real life. For the tourists there’s the petite cafe and they can walk around at the swan lake. Visiting the chateau of course is the highlight of a visit and privileged rich people can dine at Antoinette’s – perfect.

Cougar wrote a nice background story for her place “Petit Lac Des Cygnes“. You can read it in her blog here. I recommend reading this article before you visit Petit Lac Des Cygnes as it brought me into the right mood and enhanced my experience.

Thank you for sharing your personal place with the public, Cougar and Henry!

Landmark to Petit Lac Des Cygnes
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pyrenees%20Atlantiques/237/6/23
Cougar Sangria’s blog
https://classiccougarstyle.com/
Post with background story about Petit Lac Des Cygnes
https://classiccougarstyle.com/2019/01/01/the-castle-of-the-little-swan-lake-part-2/

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cougar Sangria
    Jan 18, 2019 @ 13:49:34

    I want to thank you for the lovely write up about our beloved Petit Lac Des Cygne. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and hope you return often. Thank you again.

    Reply

  2. Cougar Sangria
    Mar 22, 2019 @ 13:07:15

    Hello Domita. I won’t go into great detail but, the Chateau itself is no longer available to tour for the public. Of course one can always cam in.

    Reply

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