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Travel Blogs from Laval
... our wine at a wine cave, not Dan Murphys; it was a great experience overall!.
Larry and I visited the village hairdresser Mille de Coups yesterday and managed to ask the hairdresser to color my hair and for Larry to have a trim in our broken French! Larry was very impressed with the big black cape they gave him to wear and a rubber "haircatcher" device fitted around his neck and shoulders. He said it made him feel like Darth ...
Yesterday we traveled to Southern Brittany and visited Vannes then followed the peninsula down via Carnac to Quiberon. We had great weather fine and sunny which ended up 25°C which is warmer than usual this time of year according to the locals. People were swimming and windsurfing. It was a little like traveling down to theMornington Peninsula on a beautiful day only French! The French road system on the smaller roads have many, many roundabouts and it becomes quite ...
Fougeres has a magnificent castle built on the side of the hill sloping down to the river. The builders had used the river to fill the moat and drive four water wheels that remain in use (I guess having been replaced a few times).
The Castle was built as an impregnable defense, but ...
... there are so many beautiful places close by. We went to Vitre yesterday, into Fougeres today and found our way to the wine cave to buy some Vin rouge et Vin blanc ( French rural version of Dan Murphys). The vintner was rolling his eyes at his daughter and asked how long we were staying and even gave us a free bottle extra! Maybe French people don't usually buy as much as we did??
I will put some photos below of the house and some of the places we have visited. J.
... was 40 km along the edge of the Loire River riding on basically a levee bank.
The Loire River seems to be suffering the same fate as the Murray-Darling basin - too much water being taken out from a combination of over farming and too little going in due to climate change/variation.
We checked into our Ibis hotel on the edge of town. We were both fatigued so decided to eat in the hotel restaurant ...
Other places to stay in Laval
22 Rue De La Paix, Laval | Hotelfrom $80
Route de FougÃ¨res, Laval | 3 star hotelfrom $62
Boulevard des Trappistines, Laval | Hotelfrom $70
8, Avenue Robert Buron, Laval | 2 star hotelfrom $84
102, avenue Robert Buron, Laval | Hotelfrom $127
6, Rue de la Halle aux Toiles, Laval | Hotelfrom $144