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Travel Blogs from Villaines la Juhel
This is a convenient stop on our way back North.
We spent the morning discovering Sées. We can recommend the Gothic Cathedral and the cafe opposite the railway station where the workmen were having their 2 hour lunch with cider and wine on every table. A 2.5 hour drive from there to Dieppe.
Early start this morning to try finish early to give the old body a chance to recover! Left this morning at 7am and arrived Mamers just after 2pm which is respectable I suppose. Stopped to take photos, fed a horse and had lunch along the way, but it was a good 83 miles with decent roads.
Did some washing today as well. Think ...
... ring a number to get the code to let us in. The hotel was in a beautiful setting on the river Mayenne, so we walked along the riverbank to a restaurant which proved to be more expensive than planned.
I made another ordering mistake, getting a plate of veal kidneys, when I was expecting a serving of veal.
Still, we dined well here and had an early(ish) night. Tomorrow was to be the hardest day of all and we needed all the rest we could ...
Today we started our 4 day trip to Le Mans and back.
We got started at 11am local time having disembarked from the Jersey to St.Malo ferry.
We had lunch in Pontorson and one or two coffee breaks along the way.
We got to Ernee and out hotel at around 7pm French time, exhausted. About 75 miles covered today.
The hotel had messed up our room booking but they managed to put us all in one room. We went out to try and buy some food ...
... to the town. It was much larger than we realised, with lots of very old buildings, some nearly falling down that were propped up by wooden structures similar to the one we saw in the church at Mouliherne. We found the Basilica de Notre Dame and spent a while looking at all the lovely paintings and stained –glass windows, then the Tourist Office for a map and found out about the Museum which housed all the lace stuff. Armed with all the info we tried to find ...