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... at different parts of the castle covering different events,
as well as the brochure having a chip which when held against certain
signs in the castle provided commentary. This castle was also very
important in the growth of the Knight Templar and their difficult
relationship with the always cash strapped Kings of France.
The Grand Master of the Templars was imprisoned here and Henry II and his son King John ( the bad bloke of Robyn Hood fame) died in this castle.
We started off by exploring the chateau. It was COLD! But so beautiful. We meandered along the Loire through several towns, stopping to get bread and snacks.
And by early afternoon, we arrived at Les Rairies to meet our friends and park up for two nights.
A proper shower and loo! Does this become an obsession with all motorhomers?
... but had lovely breakfast with Isabella (Bruno had gone to work in restaurant). my knee is really hurting and have to go slow, but not to worry as today is much shorter.
get to Saumur and go to l'office de tourisme, but it shut. just like most things in france when you want to use them, they are always shut. anyway i go and get some lunch. i ask the woman behind the bar for "un table pour un personne" and she said carlsberg or stella, ...
This morning we were up and out at 6:30am on our way to the town of Tours in the Loire Valley. We caught a TGV high speed train at Gare Montpanasse after buying tickets at the English speaking billet section. Our plan was to visit some of the many chateaux built in the 16th century. We were very comfortable with ourselves attempting this trip until we got off the TGV at the wrong station St Pierre Des Corp. We ...
... petit vélo, le démontage est pas nécessaire car on n'enlève pas la roue arrière, mais pour celui-là qui est plus grand, enlever les deux roues étaient impératif. Et pour ne pas que le dérailleur se torde à porter tout le poids du vélo, le démontage était primordial. Il est de plus fortement conseillé par les bourlingueurs des forums qui ont déjà eu pour certains des soucis avec cette pièce sensible.
Étape 3 : on peut maintenant fixer la roue arrière ...