Grand Hotel d'Orleans
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
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... our carriage is at the far end of the platform (of course) and, as we think the train is about to depart, we hustle through the crowd on the platform as quickly as large wheeled suitcases will allow. We're on board, having confirmed that we are in fact on the correct train, settle into our seats and relax. We're on this train for about an hour and then have a 15 min stopover at the next station and that train will take us to La Rochelle. ...
... a look around in the souvenir shop then head out for the day, just before lunch. There are only 5 locks to go through today, although there are two doubles and they are all downstream which seems a bit easier. I opt to cycle from the first lock through the next two and Sue comes with me. The single locks are automatic so we have perfected out system of dropping off the shore crew, Gary and I, ...
... keeper there to keep an eye on proceedings. Our last lock for the night was the first one heading downstream. We've been travelling upstream the entire journey so far, until now. It's all down hill from here! Now that we're moored up, we have a bit of an explore. The village is a couple of kilometres away but there is a good restaurant here and a cafeteria, souvenir shop and a few other things. Most are closed this evening as ...
... here! Once everyone's settled in, we head out for a cooling ale just around the corner from the hotel, then it's back for a quick change and then out for dinner at Coco Sweet, the restaurant where we spent a few hours this afternoon. Had a lovely wine with dinner, the same as Rob and I had last night in Toulouse and the rest of the group also enjoyed it. The boys had cigars in the courtyard after dinner and the rest of us went up for bed. Day ...
... but again, worry about that later. I have brought some amazing things home on trips and (knock on wood again), have rarely lost one or had it damaged beyond repair.
To the room and foot off the floor. The plan is to meet at 4 p.m. to go to the violet tea place. Our guide made it sound like it was a tea room and I wanted to go just to taste the tea. But it was a big mistake for me. I should definitely have skipped it. ...