Hotellerie Le Chateau Fort
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Non-smoking hotel
- Room service
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... I don't speak french, do you speak english?"
It looks like I've found it's good to start with a version of "I'm not British or American", and it's paid off already.
Fuel Crisis over. Onward to the hotel.
I mention my little crisis to the rest of the riders when I got to the hotel, when one of them pipes up..
" Actually, you would have been OK. It's only just over 200 miles here from Calais. You were reading the signs ...
Drove pretty quickly through the pretty French countryside to Soissons which looked like the right kind of sized town to go to a local supermarket to pick up some supplies for Scandinavia which I imagined would be a lot more expensive.
Loaded up the boot with:
20 tins of lentils, chili con carne, peas, carrots,
20 cartons of passata
40 packets of instant noodles
massive pot of herbes de provence ...
The hotel Cesar provided us with a 7 euro breakfast which was quite good. The night sleep, hadn't been too bad even though Bruno kept rolling over on my side because there was a dip in the middle! Better than that night in Bath, nine years ago.
Drove out of town and headed for Montherme. The countryside was very pretty with rolling hills, reminiscent of the tablelands. Lots of nice views to look at.
Arriving in Montherme, ...
... Decided to. Rave the crowds, and walk up to Sacre Coeur Cathedral. We couldn't go to mass, as it was too late, but we could go for a visit. Beautiful church which sits up high on the hill overlooking all below. There were thousands of steps, and people to go through and it was a hot day, but we managed it. It's a shame that along the steps there are very bad smells of urine which on a hot day are oppressive. Lots of beggars lined the steps too, which makes me sad. Everyone says ...
... loo roll) and there are birds and flowers everywhere.
There is a bar/restaurant run by the owner, a very friendly Dutchman who also did the cooking, so after a longer than expected day, we pitched up then went for a beer and a meal. It was excellent too: chicken, steak or salmon served with piping hot fries and a tossed salad, all washed down with bottles of Jupiler, the local beer. ...