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Travel Blogs from Bourges
We came to the south of France via the westerly route. We return through the centre, passing places with the names of French specialities: Roquefort, Volvic, Puy and Vichy. Why are so few English foods named after their origins? We can only think of cheddar cheese and Stilton - and even Stilton was never made in the village that bears its name. The motorway takes us up into the Massif Central, which we have never seen before. The mountains may ...
Well, I guess it was all going too swimmingly, and there had to be a hiccup. After we reached the Chateau de Lazenay on Friday night, we noticed a large bulge in the front right hand tyre. No problem, take it back to Hertz? Wrong! They don't open on Saturdays.
Rather than risk driving on the motorway, we decided to extend our stay in Bourges for the weekend. This gave us some 'down' time on Saturday to attend to domestics, and ...
Our days in Paris came to an end today, which was sad. We ventured down to the "Grand Carnot" for our regular cafes et croissants. The guy there, Bruno, was invested in to the "order of the Koala" for exceptional service and friendliness.
After checking out and saying "au revoir" to Estelle and Emmanuel, we ventured through the craziness of Arc de triumph roundabout for one last time. (For those South Aussies - ...
to the lovely Blois this morning, although it was a little
disappointing as the 'Musee de Magic' was not open. Should have never
told Ella about it as it got her excited! (It was the former home of
the French 'Houdin' who the American Houdini got his name from. But
we ended up exploring all the quiet backstreets of Blois, very quiet
and built into the hills so many ...
... on Monday due to no power because of flooding.
Why did we bother to leave so early from the south of France?
We are already missing the majesty of the Pyrenees and the warmth of the Aude.
When will we come back? Our plans for Easter are not certain- we will wait for family news!
And so to the rest of the day. Stops here and there for mugs of tea and then the ...