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A lovely drive today into Rouen, on the backroads through charming little villages, many half wooden houses as is typical in Normandy.
Found a site close to town and after negotiating a price in broken English we got our bikes out and out to the town centre. Really lovely cruising along and we soon warmed up! A Very beautiful City with a gorgeous Medieval Centre ...
... harborside, seafood is the order of the day.
We picked out one which looked promising for a bit of lunch (but any of them would have been OK, they all have very similar menus and prices), and soon we were tucking into a bowl of mussels steamed in a broth of butter garlic and parsley - superb.
It's a pretty busy little place - not a parking space to be had anywhere (we even ...
Ding, dong the bells are going to chime, I know it is Christmas but I am not so sure we needed bell ringing practice right next to where we rested our heads in the motorhome. Perhaps if they were good campanologists things would have been more cheerful, but no, they were erratic and tuneless. Still, we like the place right on the banks of the Seine and in the fog, let us call it mist, it was a little bit Christmasy! The fog was so dense that we could not see any of ...
... king and gladiator
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yg3YDN5g TX0&list=PLr5wRZ5VsQ_hkNLTquzGwigZ7 D094HWo4&index=1
BBC The Black Death - Simon Schama History of England
This series is excellent.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMQsBECW aXY&list=WLr5wRZ5VsQ_i-zKa814oOSIhH hb7f8kRA
... going when we caught the bus back.
We walked by the art gallery, churches, shops and found most of them closed on Mondays so that was bad planning on our part, however we did have a beer in a brassier and then a wonderful lasagne in a bar with another beer and we just chilled like the French were doing.
It will be nice when we visit again to check opening times and visit some of these places again.
I also stood in the spot where Renoir sat the paint all ...