Hotel De Champagne
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... first day of rain, (probably since Edinburgh!), so we only had short walk in town before back to the hotel to read and for me to write this travel blog.
Tomorrow we take the big highways and some toll roads towards Paris. First to Orly Airport to drop the car off, then into the heart of Paris to the apartment which will our home for a few days.
I wanted to add 'my impressions of France':
We have again really enjoyed ...
... happy this morning, i have met a ginger cat. The loss of our sweet little Basalina is still fresh with me and i long to pick him up but he scurries away into the undergrowth.
After lunch we visited Fontevraud Abbey.
The Abbey was originally the site of the tombs of King Henry II, his wife Eleanor of Aquataine, their son Richard I (The Lionheart). However there is no presence of them. Their ...
... palm trees, roses and apparently Charlotte tells us there is a tame crane, but we never see it. The property which is quite extensive was a nursery until Charlottes husband passed away five years ago. There are 2 gites and the main residence. Charlotte is absolutely delightful and so helpful. She gives us impromptu lessons in French.
Kitchen, dining and bedroom with shower and toilet downstairs. The whole of the second level is a huge suite with a ...
... A bit of a driving day a about 230 km . Dinan a small town on the way , with excellent ramparts, provided an early break from driving , old half timbered houses and a picturesque port made for a pleasant 90 minute stop . Angers , our first stop in the Loire valley , had a chateau with really excellent ramparts 17 towers and a quite acceptable audio guide read by the bloke who does the myth busters voice over. The highlight is a woven tapestry 104 meters long dealing ...
... s little boy, and he melted my heart. He was the cutest little boy (after Eli of course) and he warmed to us really quickly. It was as if we had known him all his life. It was nice to chat and play with him just like I would with Eli, and he made me realise how much I was missing him. After a nice dinner that was put together by Meg and Dani, Edouard brought out his Mahjong set and introduced us to his favourite hobbie. Despite having stacks of rules, the general gist of the ...