Henri IV Hotel
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... van remained, and as it was quite a nice place we decided to stay put. We went for a wander around a very pretty little town and found the Chateau, so paid our 10 euros to go in and have a look. It was very like Rochester castle, and all based on Ric*************heart with plenty of things to see and do, knights and stocks, quoits and board games, towers to climb and wells to peer down. ...
... totally self-sufficient and independent I went to a pizzeria and had a cracking Pizza Paysanne (yes with a raw egg in the middle - proper!!) and two pints of Jupiler. Bear Grylls look at me and learn..
Today I haven't travelled that far- Chatellailon Plage just below La Rochelle. Discovered on the way that the van doesn't always want to go the way the wheels are facing in the wet. I think the French ...
... next door; no loud blaring pumping racket in restaurants and shops; no screaming, demanding children! No asphalt, no litter!
The shutters were all in soft greys, greens and blues; flowers grew in every garden; the children sat quietly and chatted (chatted - not glued to their devices!) There was no music whatsoever -- just the sound of waves, breeze and quiet conversation.The paths were a chalky white, the litter was non-existent.
It was perfection.
... little medieval village of Vouvant, I made sure to ask for un crème très chaud! The patron didn't bat an eyelid and it came hot-- so --another success.
This cafe thing is quite bizarre. I've always thought of France as a country with a cafe on every corner. In reality, at least in this area, it's hard to spot one and forget a decent barista!
We went to the Saturday market this morning, foregoing our usual bowl of muesli and ...
It's 9 pm and Rick is still outside, hacking away at the blackberry, and soon the sky will darken to pitch black and the stars will come out. What a sight.
And then, at 7 AM on the dot, the wretched bells from the church next door will frighten us out of ours wits and our sleep and it'll be time to glove- and wellie-up to do battle once again with the thorns and vines of Cristallin.