Travel Blogs from Cholet
... lived here for about 7 years after moving from the UK. We first met last year in Chinon in the Loire Valley for dinner after being introduced by a mutual friend who thought that we would get on well together - she was right and we did! Sal and David came to Australia in May and they joined us for dinner with our mutual friends, Mary and Phil. So now we are visiting them at their home.
Lunch was delightful sitting on the rear terrace where we enjoyed ...
A variety of activities had been planned for this day, the day of my birthday. Breakfast consisted of baguettes with home made jams, and coffee. After which, we gathered supplies for the day of bike riding ahead of us. The plan was to rent a bike each and cycle along a section of the 800km path that runs through the Loire valley. Having François to communicate with people in French made the whole process so very simple and fast, it was great. Once ...
It was an early start - very early. My favourite son, bless his little soul, googled the time difference between France and Australia and very kindly sent me a Mother's Day message at 1am in the morning. He was up (7am Australian time) why wouldn't I be? Fortunately, I love my kids...
Today we decided to go to Terra Botanica. It's hard to describe - kind of like a huge botanical gardens with more variety of plants and flowers than one ...
... get the more expensive ticket which gave us access to Marie-Antoinette's apartments - something I haven't done before. Getting the tickets was easy - buy them at the Tourist Office on the way to the Palace - saves a lot of queueing. Sadly, the wait in line for the security checks was two hours. Thank goodness it didn't start to rain until we got inside the palace!
Thoroughly enjoyed Marie Antoinette's apartments. Nowhere near as over the top as ...
... everywhere. I found it incredibly weird as I have not heard that many Australian accents in nearly 5 months!
On Thursday afternoon, we visited Jules Verne's house. After the visit, we decided to grab one of those amazing coffees from the coffee machine! There were two other people sitting at the table having a drink and it soon became obvious they were Australian. Yes, from Western Australia actually and they were spending a few weeks ...
Other places to stay in Cholet
Avenue des Sables d'Olonne, Cholet | 3 star hotelfrom $91
zone d'activite de l'Ecuyere, Cholet | 1 star hotelfrom $60
45 avenue d Angers, Cholet | 3 star hotelfrom $124
26, Blvd Gustave-Richard, Cholet | 3 star hotelfrom $110
Parc de Carteron, Cholet | 3 star hotelfrom $79
194 Rue National, Cholet | Hotelfrom $79
Route De La Roche Sur Yon, Cholet | Hotelfrom $68
ZAC du Parc de Carteron, Cholet | Hotelfrom $78
49 Rue Du Commerce, Cholet | Hotelfrom $64
Route des sables, Cholet | 3 star hotelfrom $162
4 rue Leonard de Vinci, Cholet | 2 star hotelfrom $91