Travel Blogs from Laval
... We wandered about the historic sights and had a lovely plat de jour at a little restaurant.
We have eaten some wonderful meals and food at the country restaurants and villages they are of an extremely high standard and the most beautiful restaurants with brilliant service are in the most isolated spots! We Have the Plat d' Jour which is like a daily special which is usually two or three courses for about $12euro so ...
... direction to follow!
Vannes is 13th century and has medieval ramparts and watchtowers and gates and there are beautiful halftimbered houses and buildings behind the townwalls. As we were only there for one day we took a mini bus trip which took us all around the old city and outside the walls! Afterwards we visited the Cathedral and visited one of the many delightful cafes eating patisseries! There is a lovely port area and the town has a great atmosphere also not ...
... intention proved optimistic and it seems that the Castle fell to anyone who could muster a few mates and had the intention to take it.
The Castle was closed as we arrived at dusk but we wandered around the grounds and took some photos of the lovely old town that surrounded the castle.
On Saturday afternoon we arrived at Charles de Gaulle Airport thinking "This will be easy, collect the car and we'll be there by late afternoon" Ha ha 2 hours later we were still stuck on the Paris ring road called Périphérique! Traffic was crawling at 10kmph! Anyway once we got onto the freeway it was full speed ahead, however we watched the sun set as we drove and it was very dark when we turned off the highway and had to find our way in the dark along country lanes until ...
... 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 Fougeres, 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