Hotel de la Foret d'Orient
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... When we got around the lake we got a nice hot chocolate plus a coffee of course. Dad told us that Le lac du Der is a man made lake built in the early 70's. It was built to capture surplus water in the winter which had been flooding land further down stream. The water is now stored and then released in the summer which prevents the flooding in the winter and provides much needed water ...
... when in fact we should have been in the right lane. We realised the mistake immediately and fearing we would be stuck on a motorway with no exits for miles we did a shifty u-turn ASAP to head back through the toll booth and reapproach the motorway taking the correct direction this time. However we were shocked and appalled to be stung with an instant 20e fine by a very dry and unforgiving lady officer for our "illegal u-turn". However we quickly put that experience to the ...
... shorts and a back-pack a third the size of mine came rushing by at a rate of knots. He barely had time to answer my question about his intended destination - I think it was Santiago rather than Rome - before he was off again with his transistor radio blaring and his arms swinging wildly and his legs going faster than a ferret up a drainpipe. The most unlikely-looking pilgrim I think I've ever seen.
My second sighting also had ...
... br> My host arranged for me to stay in la Mairie (town hall) of an even smaller village, Corbeil. They are well used to hosting pilgrims, for whom they provide a camp bed and sleeping bag in a room labeled 'Salle de Pelerins'. They knew roughly when to expect me and five minutes after I arrived a guy turned up with a basket containing my evening meal and breakfast for the next morning. There is a microwave and coffee machine in the room, ...
... for me to learn about the growing cycle of the grapes and to get to know a bit about her family. She also helped me to arrange my stay at tonight's accommodation. My evening ended in front of the telly where I watched the England -vs- Uruguay match.
The strangest thing about my stay was that my accommodation was in an old gite that appeared to have gone out of business. I had the choice of beds and bedrooms in a ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility