Auberge des Templiers
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... see this historic old church, dating back to the 9th century and containing relics os St Martin who lived in the 8th century. We then pushed off and went back to Belleville sur Loire, a little village we passed on the way down the day before. Pleased we did that too but it was not as big or pretty as Lere. After lunch on board we headed back to Briare in very poor weather necessitating steering from inside hence the need also to ...
... il vous plait, madame!), some foie de gras and cheese. We didn't eat all the bread but the pate ran out quickly. More tomorrow. (actually my very basic French has improved to the point where both Denise and the shopkeeper do not understand what I'm trying to say!) Then in the afternoon we decided to do a long bike ride. The weather didn't look all that good and that's the way it turned out. We got to Beaulieu sur Loire (about ...
One of the very best days followed this decision. We only had four locks to go through before returning the boat to Briare and two of them were on the way down to the pont canal across the River Loire at Briare. We handled them with ease and Denise's work on the front deck is getting to a very good level of competence. A few kilometres east of Brioare we came to the diversion of the ...
... work after 7pm when the locks are closed or will finish them out of season.
We had a hold up at an automatic lock where the lights did not register our arrival (usually an amber flashing light) but this lock was at a river junction with just a barrier to tie up to where we could not get shore. It was very difficult to hold ST with the wind as it was pushing us forward but eventually we had a flashing amber light meaning the gates were ...
... had, in fine fashion without a hitch. Lunch was imposed on us at lock #12 - Gazonne - because of lunchtime for the eclusier and we took a lot of photos. The rest of the trip to Ouzouer-sur-Trezee was uneventful and the six locks were frankly easy. After mooring and having lunch we spent a few hours having showers and then a well earned rest--I did that is, and Denise read. After dinner I went for a walk around the village and out into the countryside for a bit. ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking