Hotel Restaurant Le Moulin du Landion
Travel Blogs from Dolancourt
Mainly motorway today around 5 hours of riding 290 miles so a nice easy day with Garmin counting down the miles.
On arrival hotel was easy to find, though no secure parking for the bike it was in a quite area off the main roads so it looked fine. Dolancourt is a pretty little village with no places to eat except the hotel that we could …
... toll points as toilets. The rest of the day cost the best part of $60 in tolls but at least we were able to maintain about 95 kph, rather than the 40 kph of the morning. The speed limit on the motorway is 130 in the dry, and 110 in the wet.
We came across the Champagne-Ardennes area too quickly - we will have to call in there at the end of July. There are wind farms there in every direction, hundreds of turbines.
Fuel here is around $2.35, in UK about ...
Leaving Orleans we drove mainly through gentle rolling hills of farmland and forests to Auxerre with little traffic on the road. Exploring the old town we came across the flamboyant old clock tower built in the 15th century on the foundations of the Gallo-Roman perimeter wall. A lot of the buildings in the old town are half timbered buildings like they used to build in those days. Walking along the river l'Yonne we noticed that a lot of the people are getting ...
... and things to see and do. Heaps of interesting shops, bit to early in the trip for much shopping but loving what I see. Not many people speak English - so far not having a huge success in translating but alas pointing and laughter seems to help. I Spent the afternoon at a beauty salon - manicure, pedicure and massage was just what I needed to recharge the batteries. Back to the Irish pub (James Joyce) for our final dinner with Tania as she leaves us when we get back to Paris ...
... ipad with the lovely boys from an orange shop, which will make life easier as we travel around. A nana nap in the afternoon and a lovely traditional dinner in a champagne restaurant. Very little English is spoken which made all our conversations that much more interesting. Have some great diviner pics but they are on other camera and can't work out jowl to upload onto this....stay ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking