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Had a lovely lie in followed by croissants with lashings of strawberry jam and several cups of tea. Today we had decided to go for a cycle ride around the area. Set off about 11am having slavered ourselves in sun tan lotion, map in hand (well I thought it was until we got to the gate and I realised it was still in the van!) grabbed another one from the reception with Andy muttering about heads being left etc! And off we went, cycled through ...
... taking to get to Paris as we had left Poitiers early in the am and did not get to Paris until mid afternoon. We past a few castles and lots of crops, future croissants and baguettes! In the end there was a bit of chanting and clapping of "Paris" (clap, clap, clap) coming from the back if the bus, and you don't have to be Einstein to know who instigated that!
We were awarded medals for ...
... someone else was always in the way although it’s hard to get good photos inside anyhow. It was the biggest place I had ever seen though! They had miniatures of it through its various stages of extensions etc and the grounds are massive! It was originally a hunters lodge but Louis XVII didn’t like Paris so developed Versailles into his palace. There were lots of painting and portraits inside as well. We spent probably 45 minutes to an hour inside and then went ...
... drive while you’re getting used to the car is less stressful.
Didn’t turn out to be the case this time. In attempting to pick a pickup location near our house (a couple of metro stops away), i picked the Europcar location near Porte de Sainte Cloud. I also happened to go there after picking Emmanuel up from school and so I had him with me. Turned out that I picked the worst possible location. To begin with, finding the place was a hassle. As ...
... some of the most sumptuous furnishings, tapestries and objets d'art anywhere in the Loire Valley. The same family has owned and inhabited the chateau for the last 600 years; highlights included seeing their private apartments, and an enormous guards room full of suits of armour (including one made for a 4 year old child), sets of chain mail and various ancient weapons of warfare. One of the photos below shows Charlie with a 16th century set of armour weighing 25kg, and a set ...
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