Travel Blogs from Laval
We drove on through the seaside to see some more of the D-Day beaches...namely Sword and Juno. Very moving and hard to imagine the bloodshed occurring on the beaches and peaceful villages. Where reading memorials and looking at the first house captured from the Germans by the Canadians and when on French Gentlemen rode past, stopped and in his broken English explained he was there and saw the armada come in. He is ...
... sure if it was an omen but it was very wet and cold there but we did get some photos. It’s a farming area and a very, very, very quiet place!!!
This time we had booked a B&B just outside Fougeres for a few nights but can you image our excitement as we drove up to see a real French Chateau, the Château de Montbrault – see the photo please. We were even more amazed when we went inside and saw the rooms including our bedroom. The owners only purchased it ...
After watching the race and having rested as well as possible on Sunday in Le Mans, we set off early on the Monday morning, wary that our bodies had not benefited from any decent sleep over the last 3 nights. Le Mans camping is a battle against loud music, fireworks and the drone of motor sport - literally at all hours.
So the menu today was a mere 60 miles and we aimed to get to our destination south of Mayenne early in order to rest in ...
... 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 ...
... day cooking while we had been out sightseeing. All courses were served with matching beautiful wines. What we thought would be a simple Sunday night meal turned out to be yet another feast. Thank you Nelly!
Carole then entertained us by playing the clarinet before we viewed the photos of their trip to Oz earlier in the year when we hosted them as Couchsurfers.
Another late night and another lovely day with great company and hospitality.
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