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Travel Blogs from Rouen
... machine on the bus but that was quickly solved and we set off for Giverny.
It was a short trip (about 7 km) and we finally arrived. The gardens were magnificent - a huge area devoted to cottage garden style plants and then across a road - accessed by a tunnel - the water lily pond and Chinese bridge from one's most famous paintings. It was absolutely gorgeous, surprisingly peaceful, despite the many people there. There were winding paths that ...
... t win! Arriving in Rouen though we had to get petrol to fill the car before returning, and the first station we found was unmanned and card only, which didn't take any of our cards. We found another and filled the car, only to take a wrong turn on leaving and needing to go round the block to get back on track. Got to the station which was an incredible maze of traffic in one way streets, and despite the GPS saying we were there, could find no Europcar office or ...
We have arrived in France. Journey was very uneventful, crossing calm (included a £20 voucher for free food - not bad for a £50 ticket) and ferry was pretty empty although there were a lot of American teenage girls so everything was 'amazing', 'fantastic' and 'gee, thanks soooo much' all at a huge level of decibels.
Did meet Tour de France lorry convoy on way to Dover and wondered for a minute or two if we were going wrong way and should ...
... is truly
spectacular. The gorgeous flowers were all out and I could really see where he
got his inspiration. Craig and Terry have been really enjoying their cycling in
the alps. Tonight Germany beat France in the soccer, which is clearly a
disappointment round here. Couldn’t get a drink anywhere – too crowded!
... spire. We went to visit an ossuary that was used during the time of the Black Plague. The buildings surrounded a gorgeous courtyard. The ornamental carving is very macabre with skulls and crossbones. This was also the site if my almost tragedy. I stepped off a stone step and my body moved forward and my shoe and leg remained behind. I hobbled for the rest of the day but all was well. Rouen was also where Joan ...