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Our Visit to Chinon
After much difficulty in renting a car at the Paris airport we headed to the Loire Valley with the intent of riding bicycles between chateaux. As much by happenstance as anything else, Shar chose Chinon as our location and the Hotel Gargantua as our accommodation. With a name like that how could you go wrong? …
... 3rd highest in France. I think Amiens is the highest but not sure where is 2nd - possibly Metz or Beauvais?
It was mainly built in the 12thC and has beautiful stained glass most of which is 13thC
We went for a look at the Loire ,which looked very full. it was too cold and windy to venture very far out onto ...
... our baguette from a Petit Casino!
On a beautiful sunny morning we set off towards Brive to join the free A20 motorway and enjoyed the journey. The road is lined with a lot of silver birches and they looked lovely with their trunks shining in the sun. We left the motorway at Chateauroux and ...
... against the neighbouring Protestant town of La Rochelle. Gradually the harbour silted up in the last part of the 17th century, leaving the town stranded and useless as a port. It fell into ruin.
Amazing sight from the walls watching a storm coming in off the Atlantic Ocean very fast so we scamper back to the car and head towards Rochefort on the Atlantic Coast to the south-east of La Rochelle and ...
... bed, incredibly comfortable and beautifully appointed. The bathroom with a lovely big tub for soaking and a separate dressing room. Beautiful decor.
We are all very tired from our long trip today and i quickly throw a salad together and cook some fresh fish in garlic butter and lemon. The bottle of peach wine i put into the fridge to cool falls out of the fridge door as i open it and smashes into hundreds of pieces. So we can strike that from our dinner menu. ...