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... to lunch and a beer, then a visit to St Martins Basilica and the ride back, we got just before it started to rain again, it didn't last long so off we went again for a walk to the local supermarket for some bits. We have now had dinner and taken down the porch awning and reloaded the bikes and trailer ready for our move tomorrow...
Next stop Clermont Ferrand, 200 miles. More to follow ...
... 8217;s not wrong, but we’re not doing it…… (watch this space….)
Ended the day in Brehemont, after a few miles of treacherous driving, thanks SatNAv!!. Beautiful campsite, although a little oddity with the toilet paper, one roll for three toilets, you must guess what you need and take it in with you!!
Lesson learned in the pub, don’t ask for a small and a large beer, large is ½ pint, small is ...
... a bit cold. Everyone warms up with a wine tasting at a local shop.
Returning to the hotel, we have some time to pack for departure tomorrow. After a brief farewell party in the hotel's bar we drive to the town of Tours for dinner -- a gastronomic extravaganza at a local Michelin-rated restaurant: Charles Barrier. It is a perfectly delicious ending to an opulent and extravagant tour!
... Chinon features more heavily information on the King Arthur myth - strange as King Arthur is essentially an English myth, and to our minds underplayed the Joan of Arc connection. The chateau itself is set on a high bluff above the town and offered wonderful views over the countryside.
Lunch on day 2 was in a fabulous local farm / winery. The owners have gone organic and are settling up the property to be self-sufficient. Lunch was served ...
... with young people constantly canon-balling, diving, or being pushed into the pool. Amazingly no one was jumped upon, and everyone seemed to be having a great time. Much less controlled than in North America, but with a real " joie de vie". There was one designated lap lane, but it seemed no different than the rest of the chaos going on. A great time was had by all.
A quick note about parallel parking. While North America was built around ...
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