Domaine de Rochevilaine
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The story devlops at a pace. A canal barge has been changed to a First Class 8 once more. Left Bernard at 10ish and trundled down Arzal ready to go through a monster sea lock for our journey to Pornichet. Weather not bad but rather windier than expected -Ian doesn't do ...
... around F5-6 straight on the nose. After a short passage we anchored and stuck the weather out. We've been fortunate all along so one or two days of bad weather is not worth complaining about.
The following day we went up the river d'Auray picked up a mooring and then proceeded by dinghy to Auray. Such a lovely little town. Being a Sunday there was nothing open except restaurants but that didn't matter.
After Elven we were in need of sustenance. Vannes was our destination, not far down the motorway, on the Gulf of Morbihan. It was easy getting into the centre of the city and found a parking spot (free between 12 and 2 being lunchtime when shops shut) and walked back through narrow cobbled streets - the norm really - and quickly chose a busy cafe with seats outside under the shade. It was clear and getting hotter as the day went on. ...
... beside the two towers foR more photos, suddenly realised we'd been there 2 hours and they'd be closing for lunch, so had to walk very quickly back through the forest to the great gate. Which was shut, and the keeper or whatever he was was disappearing into the gatehouse, but he'd left the gate on the latch and we were able to get out and continue on our way to Vannes. The photos don't do it justice, impossible to capture the size and awesomeness - is that a word?
... were shutting but still managed to buy some seafood before the fish market closed. In the afternoon we went wandering around the town which was just lovely. There remains parts of the old town wall and ramparts, loads of half timbered houses etc. Just lovely.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility