Travel Blogs from Cholet
... saw it we headed to Platform 4 to find car 13. This train was 20 carriages long, plus engines! We were able to place our cases in the luggage rack at the carriage entrance and easily found our seats in a four-person booth. The journey was smooth and punctual with one one stop before we arrived at Poitiers. No one checked our tickets on this journey.
Finding the Avis car rental office was the easy part! Filling out the paperwork went smoothly and then ...
... had a bike the trip began. The journey along the Loire river is beautiful. Full of birds, trees, cottages, and lovely old towns with stone buildings and cobbled streets. We also passed a variety of farm animals and some vineyards.
For lunch we found a little picnic area with some tables, it was on an island where another small old village was located. Lunch consisted of an entree of ghost chips (chips shaped like ghosts), a main meal ...
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