Travel Blogs from Nantes
I'm in Casablanca now, it's 31°, Nantes was 12 °. It's brown like Australia, France was lush and green,I don't suppose they have great tasting strawberries here. How odd, this morning I was wandering around the market in La Boule, now Casablanca. Two hours flight and the world has completely changed, it's not like this in Australia! Waiting for Dad (Chris), I haven't heard from him. I wrote an email on Friday, no response. Hope all is ...
... or bust!!! We alternated with losing the cycle path but eventually all found Nantes.
Enjoyed our rest day in Nantes where we toured the Chateau of the Ducs of Bretagne - fascinating displays - before taking the tram out of town to the "Floriales International" - Europe's largest garden show! We had been seeing the poster BUT now we had to have that one, too!
Beautiful cycle along the Loire to the small ...
... but I have to say I got on pretty well here. The city had a cool laid
back feel but still
managed to have a buzzing vibe. Walks along the river reminded me of
and the city was easy to
navigate (on foot) although I wasn't allowed on the tram unless
I was like a babe in arms or in a shopping bag(really?) the
pensioners did give theses options fleeting consideration but on
balance decided that neither was really a ...
... Chateau Des Ducs De Bretagne. We didn't feel like renting an audio guide so I made up the history and told Mike. He was skeptical that it was built in 1986 and at one time housed the entire Harlem Globetrotters basketball team when they came over for the Olympics. I think that would be more interesting than some old Duke's summer home...right? After this we walked past the Le Lieu Unique which was a cool old building but darned if I can remember why and had a wander ...
Last time I was here, I couldn't walk yet. Now I can, yey!!
The Christmas market is so cool. Lots of people offering all kinds of stuff. I got to try roasted Chestnuts, sugar pretzels, and all sort of treats.
The lights are even prettier, but I wasn't allow to put them in my mouth. Bummer.