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... first day of rain, (probably since Edinburgh!), so we only had short walk in town before back to the hotel to read and for me to write this travel blog.
Tomorrow we take the big highways and some toll roads towards Paris. First to Orly Airport to drop the car off, then into the heart of Paris to the apartment which will our home for a few days.
I wanted to add 'my impressions of France':
We have again really enjoyed ...
We are staying here for another day. We aren't sure yet where we will go after this. But there are several places that we are considering, including Orleans, Blois and Chinon. It was a watery sun this morning. Lunch with Sue and Tony in Les Rairies. It is so good to catch up with someone who has been a friend for over 40 years. The rain started after lunch and we quickly did the shopping we needed before heading back to Monty. We found when we were at a previous aire, ...
... the village of Les Rairies. Sue and Tony have a lovely longhouse with a huge garden and two enormous dogs. Sadly for family reasons, they are planning to move to a house in Somerset. But we enjoyed catching up and tasting one of the local wines over our dinner. And we arrived back at the campsite to find another Brit motorhome parked ...
... destroyed during the French Revolution.
The Abbey has been extensively restored and is magnificent. We have the company of a very friendly cat who followed us along the lane leading up to the abbey and I am able to have a brief cuddle before he squirms and wants to get down.. He is waiting for us on our return and follows along the lane.
It's starting to rain again. So we dash into a ...
As we wind our way down into the valley a heavy fog covers everything. Visibility was down to 50 metres at times.
5 hours later and the fog has not lifted as we speed along driving as safely and as fast as we can. It is still foggy as we approach the deviation past Paris on our way to Saumur. All the way from the French alps to the Loire valley across France.
Lucas is tootling along at 160 klm and we come up behind an ...