Domaine de Presle
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... Century) with great displays and many buildings which were shops - very like Sovereign Hill. Here the specialist shops sold painted porcelain, leather goods, soap and potpourri, woodwork, iron products etc. All were of a very high standard with the maker/shopkeeper dressed appropriately for the period. There was to be a show of musical instruments of this period, but as all seats were in the full sun we decided to give this one a miss. It was VERY hot ...
... just like one sees at the Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne.
There are 4 hotels on site but no room was available despite booking last year so we are staying about 10 minutes away.
It is a very large park telling the history of France from Roman times until current day. There are different areas from different eras with little villages set up and often a special show at different times during the day and evening.
Our first show ...
... with lots of trees for shade. They didn't do their job properly because as I suffered through the same heat wave as you have been having, the temperature in the van, in the shade, rose to above 35 degrees and stayed there for the rest of the stay. On the first evening I took Treacle for a walk to the end of the island where I found a little sandy beach and to my surprise, Treacle, who doesn't swim voluntarily, waded in right up ...
Many would dream of a hot summer holiday. For me it was way too much of a good thing.
And apart from the air conditioning of the 'Hotel Skoda' we had to rely on the pool and the local sparkling whites to find some relief. Still, we found some other wonderful things to occupy our time.
There's too much to cover so I'll quickly mention a few:
Chateau de Saumur
On our first visit to the regional centre on the Loire, Saumur, ...
... extended as we shared past experiences as well as discussing current events particularly the problem with Greece and its finances.
After brunch Brad and I went to visit Le Château Mediéval De Saint-Mesmin. When we went to buy our tickets, Jane spoke in French. The lady replied that she was able to speak English. Jane responded that she would like to practise her French and she kindly listened and spoke to us in French. She did revert to English ...