Oceania Nantes Hotel
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Cloudy start, but the forecast was good. After yesterday, dry was OK. But it warmed up and the sun came out. And we wore clothes - not t-shirt and shorts. The French are already in winter clothing - coats, scarves and boots.
The tram system is fabulous. We got off at the stop for the viewing tower and found it, and found that it was shut on Mondays! Never ...
... made the decision to go to the Acsi campsite. And it tipped it down! Rain - it was like going through a car wash - continually. We followed Snooper's instruction and found ourselves ploughing through heavy floods going through the centre of Nantes. Snooper isn't squeamish - oh no! Towing Smartie, we went right through with all the other traffic and a marathon or some other ...
... low being unemployed, so using the free rail travel seemed rather semsible even if there are not many trains to choose from!
We need not have bothered planning a day out as on our first day in Brittany, on a shopping trip to the local Super U, we stumbled across a stash of the flavoured cognac at lower prices that expected. Even though it was just past 10.00 in the morning we sneaked to the checkout clutching ...
... esteem as a good example of railway operations, are really the gloss on a rather dull offereing elsewhere in what is not really rural France but a conurbation of fairly large towns or cities that would, in the case of the UK be linked by at least an hourly service.
Just think about it the next time you want to catch a train from Lincoln to Leicester via Nottingham, or Birmingham to Sheffield via Derby - UK rail is actually not that bad!
Our first super long train ride of the trip. The ride from Paris to Nantes seemed to take more time than physically possible. Once in Nantes we had a layover before our next train ride and were able to explore a absolutely gorgeous park. You can look at the photos and let your imagination fill in the rest.