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... destroyed during the French Revolution.
The Abbey has been extensively restored and is magnificent. We have the company of a very friendly cat who followed us along the lane leading up to the abbey and I am able to have a brief cuddle before he squirms and wants to get down.. He is waiting for us on our return and follows along the lane.
It's starting to rain again. So we dash into a ...
... with frustration at not being able to pass them. Really nothing much to see at all. Flat farmland everywhere. Drizzling rain has given way to pouring rain as we approach Tours, its nearly 4.30pm. We have been on the road for many hours. Really keen to get to our Gite. We stopped to buy fresh fish and salad for dinner and a bio break
Past Samaur and on toward Brossay. Finally through the village and we arrive at the gite.
It is stunning. Huge ...
... dinner we remembered that we hadn't tried the chocolate that we bought from the fancy chocolate shop. So meg warmed up some milk and we melted our chocolate in it to make our own hot chocolate. It was delicious, and it seemed like the perfect way to finish off a French national day. Prior to now we hadn't really thought to much about what we were doing next. We had a week booked in Holland before heading to the summer camp in Germany, but we had a few days to kill in between. After a ...
... mode - yuk!!
But my favourite - well, the boat ride was okay, but it was just a gentle boat ride on rails on a lake. No sudden dips, unexpected splashdowns - think Splash Mountain or even Pirates of the Carribean - nope nothing like that.
Then we headed to the walnut ride. It was half a walnut shell, big enough for two people on a monorail, powered by pedal pushing. Now this was fun! I really needed the kids here because ...
I walked up to a viewing place in the peche (hill) to overlook the pretty village and monastery at Brezé, it was so peaceful and lovely.
I am starting to settle into this routine now and can just appreciate the quiet and stillness and just sit and be for a while, watching and listening to nature. Then a walk around the village, a drink on a pavement café in the square, rather strangely there were 4 Harley ...