Domaine des Roches

2 rue de la Plaine, Briare, Loire Valley, Centre, 45250, France | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Briare

Back to Briare

A travel blog entry by anthonygoodwin on Jul 11, 2014

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... see this historic old church, dating back to the 9th century and containing relics os St Martin who lived in the 8th century. We then pushed off and went back to Belleville sur Loire, a little village we passed on the way down the day before. Pleased we did that too but it was not as big or pretty as Lere. After lunch on board we headed back to Briare in very poor weather necessitating steering from inside hence the need also to ...

Two wonderful days in Chatillon sur Loire

A travel blog entry by anthonygoodwin on Jul 09, 2014

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... area beside a stream where the washing was done centuries ago.) Denise cooked a great meal and we read for some time. We are finding the iBooks system very easy to use. The iBooks application ("app" in modern lingo) is needed and is free; just download it. Then go into Store and buy what you want to read. Your Apple account is charged. Prices are better than bookstore rates. After the book is downloaded it appears on your bookshelf. ...

Change of plan-- on to Chatillon-sur-Loire

A travel blog entry by anthonygoodwin on Jul 07, 2014

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One of the very best days followed this decision. We only had four locks to go through before returning the boat to Briare and two of them were on the way down to the pont canal across the River Loire at Briare. We handled them with ease and Denise's work on the front deck is getting to a very good level of competence. A few kilometres east of Brioare we came to the diversion of the ...

Happy Birthday Hattie!

A travel blog entry by issywiz on Jul 06, 2014

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... She returned at 1.10 and looked like she didn’t care a toss. Isi had words with her as we were leaving (making sure she had opened the gates first) but she just shrugged her shoulders. We have got to say that she was the odd one out as the lock keepers have been OK on the whole in France, some being more communicative than others, some with smiles and happy with their work, but always polite.

In the end, even after the delays and ...

Twelve locks in pretty good order

A travel blog entry by anthonygoodwin on Jul 06, 2014

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... had, in fine fashion without a hitch. Lunch was imposed on us at lock #12 - Gazonne - because of lunchtime for the eclusier and we took a lot of photos. The rest of the trip to Ouzouer-sur-Trezee was uneventful and the six locks were frankly easy. After mooring and having lunch we spent a few hours having showers and then a well earned rest--I did that is, and Denise read. After dinner I went for a walk around the village and out into the countryside for a bit. ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on 2 rue de la Plaine, Briare, is near International Hunting Museum (Musée International de la Chasse).
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