Hotel Grenier des Grottes
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... shops at all qualifies as a hamlet. Not sure about a pub yet, as we arrived the back way.
Landlords Robert and Kate very hospitable, with fresh fruit, milk and a loaf of home made bread waiting for us. Once they retired back to their house, tucked into the bread! Still slightly warm.... delicious.
WiFi was one of our criteria when searching for accommodation. While told that ...
... assessed we went to explore old town.
Old town was really pretty. Nice blue stone buildings all from the local quarry. A castle and a church in the heart of town. There were two similar rock structures which we still don't know quite what they were. These were round semi circles in the rock face. Estimating about 20m high... so large.
Once we explored the town we went to the larges topiary garden open to the public IN THE WORLD. ...
... was time to go....
Off I went....I could not believe how many memorials I bumped into....actually found where the first tank battle was....trivia time....why are they called tanks....?
because...when the British invented them it was in secrecy so they labeled all the crates Water Tanks.....Tanks stuck.
Without trying I bumped into Thiepval.....it is one big memorial....huge... for 70,000 ...I was going to check it out...but ...
... we fueled up and let the rain pass. We strolled into town and found a yummy Thai place with a super friendly hostess and a nice patio. Laura stopped me from ordering too much and we had just the right amount of dinner. Yum.
-back to the hotel for some sleep and road noise.
Spent the day in Paris catching up with Baz and Rob while trying out an assortment of activities along the Seine, interspersed with a few beers by the water. I actually felt like being on holiday for a day or so.
We had all taught English together in Chile ten years before so for me this seemed like an appropriate way to start my trip, like a less sophisticated Before Sunset.
Paris is the last and only place on my trip that ...