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... which formed the base of the
Plantagenent's continental holdings and it was here that Henry, Eleanor
and their sons spent their last Xmas together before things really went
sour. It was here that Eleanor was imprisoned by Henry but it was also
in this castle that Joan of Arc before she was famous arrived to beg
Charles to give her an army to drive out the English, which he did and
the rest is history as they say! This castle was very interactive with
... low and I was beginning to get a sinking feeling which had not quite progressed to panic.
The roads of Angers were bustling with peak hour traffic and because of the hail they were wet and reflecting all the car lights, I was starting to fear the worst. Julie was waiting at the Gare de St Laud, but I was heading to the Catholic University, problem number 1, and in a moment of indecision - OK panic - I turned down a side street and parked. Luckily with just enough battery ...
We started off by exploring the chateau. It was COLD! But so beautiful. We meandered along the Loire through several towns, stopping to get bread and snacks.
And by early afternoon, we arrived at Les Rairies to meet our friends and park up for two nights.
A proper shower and loo! Does this become an obsession with all motorhomers?
... friendly. had a great meal of pasta with mushrooms and beef. the mushrooms had been picked that day with Isabelle's father. I said to Bruno some mushrooms can be dangerous, he said he knows, so i said "oh, you do this often then", he said...."Non, mes c'est facile" oh really i thought i don't think its that easy as i gulped down my second helping of who knows what type of mushroom. we then had homemade tiramisu (by Gayton) with some desert ...
... of us took shelter in a dry warm barn. We turned up in sante Irene late in the afternoon and thought the albergue was shut but when we tried the door it opened. We were all very happy as after 27km we did not want to go another 4km to the next albergue. The albergue had been recently refurbished and had new showers, bunks, kitchen etc but no kitchen utensils or any ...