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We parked, left our belongings and headed to the Castle - we took the audio tour. Very interesting...very medieval. We had a great lunch at a small restaurant in the Castle gates called Le Saint Jean. We had dinner next door that evening, sitting outside...which was amazing at Adelaide Restaurant. Wine is less expensive than Perrier!!
Tomorrow we our adventure takes us to Avignon.
... before tapering back to its normal width. From the air I imagine it would resemble a boa constrictor that had just swallowed a mongoose. The basin is the largest open area of water in the canal.
Walked for about an hour along the tree-lined bank admiring the view and exchanging "Bonjours" with passing cyclists, then headed back into town. I'd planned to stop somewhere along the way and have a picnic lunch but ended up returning to the hotel, grabbing a Diablo ...
... it and after I ponied up in cash opened the boom gate for me.
I've managed to find a radio station that had a predominantly English playlist, mostly from the 60’s and70’s which suits me fine. Today they must have had an ABBA retrospective as every third song was by those perky Swedes. Actually I didn’t mind it and it made me appreciate how may hits those guys actually had. And as an added bonus I could sing along!
I arrived at the ...
... for somewhere to stay half an hour, but it looks quite pretty, is close to the Spanish border so has a Catalan feel to it, and got good reviews. It’s also part of the Logis chain of independent hotels, which La Chaumier is a part of so I have an idea of what to expect. Spontaneity is so over-rated.
Dinner at La Galerie which is in Boulevard Jean Bourrel near Pont Suzanne. Can't get away from he set menus - the just make so much more economic sense. I wanted to ...
... also covers a boat ride on the canal, but as this wasn't until 2.30 I decided to have some lunch while I waited.
I chose a place called Le Terminus, a lovely old building across the road from where our walking tour ended. I ordered the Formule Express - terrine, followed by moules marinieres with creme brûlée for desert. It also includes coffee. Pretty good value for 12.9 euros.
Cruise took us through a couple of locks and guide explained how the ...