Hotel La Sapiniere
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... thought were probably the same. So we went on a little walk up the hill, and sat down for twenty minutes looking at the view. It was very pleasant to be in the quiet and just resting.
When Michael and Melinda came back, we decided to make our way back to Rotterdam. Lots of washing to do! And Michael would like to work on the car with Bruno.
Arrived back at about eight, and had a light dinner of salad, before hitting the ...
... look about it. Drove on into town and found hotel Cesar, which was quite cheap and open. It was ten o'clock and so we took it. The room was clean and breakfast provided.
We hadn't eaten yet, so went down town to look for somewhere but it seemed everywhere was closed. After much driving around we found a pizzeria thank goodness. The people in there were watching the Algerian soccer match. After they won, there was a lot of noise in the street. Lots of Algerians in this town, I ...
Today we drove 79 miles to Han-sur-Lesse, going via Binche as it had an LPG station and then across much pretty countryside on smaller roads, so much nicer than main roads.
We got there in time for a bite of lunch and then went for a wander around the town, which is not very large and a bit touristy. Its’ main claim to fame is the Grottos of Han and a Wildlife Park. The aire is ...
... in Calais safely.
We had decided to try and get to Switzerland toll free (on the recommendation of people on the Caravan Talk forum) using the route through Belgium & Luxembourg, and as all their autoroutes are free and actually shorter than through France, it seemed like a good idea...
....until we hit roadworks near Ghent, and on choosing to use the inside lane, sat completely still ...
... the number are European routes and generally toll-roads. And, I found out later, if you do find yourself on a toll road in France, it's generally cheaper to stay on it for a while because the charges are designed to prevent people using it to go ONE JUNCTION!
Arriving at Bart and Chrissies beautiful hotel nestled in the Ardennes unannounced, we received an extremely warm welcome. It was not the plan to be in Belgium so soon in the summer, but we sure were happy to be ...
- Free parking
- Pets allowed