L'Auberge de Combreux
Travel Blogs from Combreux
Monday 7th July 2014
We woke up to blue skies. We hadn't gone into Nemour yesterday which was a bit of a shame but the weather was not great and the write up on the place did not inspire us to make the effort. This morning John did go into town to find a boulangerie because none of the local shops on the outskirts were not open till later. Monday morning seems to be a weekend extension. The town itself was a very long road ...
... we use our sun shade bimini or our rain cover.
Isi was sat outside a little later when she was stung by a bee and managed to get the sting out on her left hand ring finger. She took her rings off just before her finger started to swell. She had never had a bee sting before and did not realise how painful they can be.
We have electric but no WiFi so we could only used MiFi for a short while to catch up. Later we played Rummikub before ...
... there was a dog who blended in very well with the steps he was lying on, but oh dear was he fed up! He kept moving with a big sigh, and then flopped down again.
We arrived at Montargis which has lots of canals that crisscross the town but are not navigable. It is a shame as we were hoping it might have been like Giethoorn in Holland as it has been likened to Venice. Our canal does however go straight through the centre like in Holland so we will see ...
We'd noticed the water bubbling in the tap as we opened it to get water. The problem got worse and we had no water but the pump was still going. After some urgent phone calls and messages we filled the tank partially at least and the problem went away. After a bit more emailing and wi fi work we left this pretty little town of Chatillon Coligny to go further south. Bruce had told us about a good place just south of lock ...
... town. It had been a walled town with 4 major towers and maybe a water moat. Not much of the walls are left and some have been incorporated into house. There are 3 towers surviving and one had a spire leaning to one side (not as pronounced as Chesterfield church spire which it is said will straighten itself next time a Chesterfield virgin is married there!).
In the religious fervour that gripped France this town had converted ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed