L'Hostellerie St. Pierre
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... and boy was it hot out there, after munching our way through a baguette it was back on the road for another couple of hours. This autoroute is empty, lorries can't drive on Sunday's but think it's going cost another arm and leg in tolls!!!! Already stumped up €16 for a short one! Finally off the autoroute,that's another €56! Oh no popped on one for 1 junction ...
There is nothing to raise the spirits high like a blue sky morning, a good hot shower, a leisurely breakfast that includes apple tart and the promise of a good day trip.
Today we plug Monet's Garden into the GPS. Naggy Maggy seems to pick the shortest routes between two points, rather than the quickest. In fact, much in France is slow... The tourism office is closed 12-2pm for lunch, we can't get a hot meal in ...
... the English and the French. It's site, however, offers stunning views up and down the Seine Valley.
A couple of passenger river cruise boats are docked nearby and a cargo boat passes by. We eat our lunch with the white swans to the sound of the river.
Then we surrender again to Naggy Maggy and her instructions for the drive into Rouen Cathedral. It's a one hour drive through small villages, mown fields and woodlands.
Rouen Notre DamÍ Cathedral ...
We started biking today along the left bank of the Seine for about 15 km on flat but busy road. Views of the river were spoilt by industry and by railway tracks. Why are train tracks always along rivers? I guess because the land is flat. So we crossed over to the other side at Bonnieres sur Seine. This was much pretier with old houses on our left nestled into the base of steep chalk cliffs and on our right the river, we toured La Roche Guyon with its old ...
... garden with a huge variety of flowers from roses through to gladioli, chrysanthemums, lillies, delphiniums, daisies, impatiens and others I couldn't identify but admired anyway. The Japanese garden with its iconic bridge was across the road and a path wound around it where we duly shuffled with the multitude. A gardener in a boat retrieving dead reeds was the centre of thousands of photos! Back to the house itself which typified Monet's love of colour with ...