Travel Blogs from Laval
... observation is the number of hair salons in France! every village no matter how small has at least one, usually two or three salons! Never mind an ATM machine - getting your hair done and looking good is more important!
We have driven all around the region visiting dozens of villages and towns, all of them individual with their own piece of medieval history, they are just so amazing. The French love roundabouts and ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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