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Travel Blogs from St-Etienne-du-Rouvray
... from Healsville. The train back was very crowded so we had to stand the whole way. Luckily having the Aussie compatriots to talk to, made the trip go faster and we arrived home safely.
We are now packing ready for the next leg of our journey. We are being picked up at 3.15 am (yes, 3.15 am!!!!!) to be taken to the airport for an early flight to Rome and then on to St Petersburg.
Hopefully our next entry will need to be read with a Russian ...
... water lilies. Shouldn't have been too hard. But we set off in the wrong direction out of Etretat due to the narrow one way streets, and got a bit off course which required some very minor roads to correct. There seemed to be a lot of roadworks everywhere we went, with lanes closed. There were no direct routes either, motorways to north and south and Paris, but into Rouen it was complicated and bypassing it equally so. Probably one of the largest cities we've had ...
Managed to escape from Calais without any close encounters with the many 'refugees' trying to get to Britain although we did see plenty running around of the dual carriageways and lying about aimlessly on the grass verges. There was also a massive police presence patrolling the convoy of lorries parked up waiting to get the ferry to Dover. You can't help but feel sorry for the, mostly young, men who presumably are taken to the ferry ports ...
... but I haven’t bought a white top for ages.
Mary and I then took the Metro and picked up our City Vision bus tour to
Giverny to Monet’s Garden and house. What magnificent countryside Paris has –
very green and lush. It does seem like a wealthy country. The bus tour was very
Claude Monet’s house ...
... 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 ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed