Travel Blogs from Laval
... castle stands from the 12th century, really amazing and it's so much fun listening to Ella's take on it all (Why is it broken, HOW old, can we show Gma and Pa). Really beautiful and not a soul in sight! Got to a nice campsite...with a playground AND hot showers! We do have a shower in our van but trying to stretch out the gas means and in and out wash every few days! Lovely spot on the River although it has burst it ...
... harbour with both commercial shipping a many recreational boats and yachts. The old city was severely damaged by bombing during the war but has been restored in the original style. The highlight for us was the old fort on the beach and others we could see on the nearby islands. It has been a strategic location for centuries and in the past was notorious for piracy in the surrounding waters. The area is very tidal with tides averaging 26 ft compared to the normal 2 feet in ...
We made excellent progress today, sticking on main roads as much as possible. We again had lunch in the restaurant-tabac in Souligne-Flace but made the mistake of trusting in an unknown dish. Paul and I were served a sausage that was frankly repulsive. I ate a little but made the rest of lunch with my chips layed on pieces of bread.
Our destination was reached mid afternoon. The hotel and restaurant were closed so Martin ...
... not made easy by the lack of English spoken in this sleepy town. In a fast food joint, I ordered chicken nuggets but got a sort of chicken kebab instead!
The lady who ran the hotel did not speak any English but when I explained we had cycled from St.Malo she looked at us like we were mad. When we came down in the morning dressed again in cycling clothes she asked where we were going. I said Le Mans, and she simply shook her head in ...
After two late nights in a row we slept in this morning. Before breakfast we spoke to Helen and Amelia via Skype which was great. We tried to explain the time difference between Australia an France and the different seasons we are experiencing to Amelia. Then after our croissant and coffee breakfast we set off for Mont Saint Michel just over the Brittany border in Normandy.
We had visited here 15 years ago and while the Mont remains the ...
Other places to stay in Laval
22 Rue De La Paix, Laval | Hotelfrom $77
Route de FougÃ¨res, Laval | 3 star hotelfrom $60
Boulevard des Trappistines, Laval | Hotelfrom $70
8, Avenue Robert Buron, Laval | 2 star hotelfrom $75
102, avenue Robert Buron, Laval | Hotelfrom $127
6, Rue de la Halle aux Toiles, Laval | Hotelfrom $144