- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
TripAdvisor Reviews L'Empreinte Tharon-Plage
Travel Blogs from Tharon-Plage
We're up for breakfast by 7:30 and we seem to have a table for the tour group set up. Bags are to be at the van by 0845 and we're meant to be on our way by 0900. Well, almost, it is a holiday after all. One of our group broke her wrist some weeks ago and has not been cleared by her doctor to ride so she is doing the tour through a mixture of walking and riding in the van. We get away a bit after 9am. It's foggy this morning and ...
... to go onto a campsite at riverside as €14.00 for night and 3 hours free WiFi seemed a bargain.
There was no other show in town so we were all parked up in the lovely site by 20:00. There were not too many on site and it was refreshing not to be surrounded by too many more tourists.
Dinner cooked up and a stroll around the site in fading light.
A Father Matthew night followed and after the drive, perhaps no bad idea either,
... English father but was born in Nantes.
We then walked to find a restaurant and how could we turn down a place called "hippopotamus" where we were seated outside and next to the tram track - there is no barriers or lines or anything to show you where they start and the trams literally get very close by whilst eating.
Back to the hotel and settle for the night - a short day riding tomorrow!
Mileage today 197 (Total mileage to date 987)
... br> It was a major submarine base during WW2 built by the Germans, in the an enormous and imposing concrete bunker.
Opposite the bunker was a fairly new cinema - so that worked out well....
Hoping for good weather tomorrow....
More info and photos to folow.
But that's where the dark side comes in.
These towns, great fun to visit and really popular with French visitors too from what we saw --were France's chief ports in the slave trade - the triangular trade.
Both the Palace museum in Nantes had rooms devoted to this theme.
In La Rochelle, the Museum of the New World reminded us-- only too well-- of the horrors inflicted on the inidiginous populations of the ...