Hotel La Closerie
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... fix it. He also came to have a look and in no time had taken off the door panel and had a good look at the lock mechanism which turned out to be broken. So there is no instant fix and I may have to spend the next ten days with a permanently locked door. Luckily I am booked into the motorhome garage in Portsmouth at the end of next week so I have emailed to warn them it will need fixing. And I thought the van was doing really well!
We were ready to set off by 9am today. Unfortunately, my wish for no pain when I first got on the bike today was unfulfilled. Yes, it was a bit unrealistic, but surely I can hope? Perhaps tomorrow. It's forecast to be 37degrees today and we have a big day of riding planned today. Initially we were doing close to 60kms and that included a short ferry ride. Turns out however, that the ferry doesn't run until tomorrow so we will be riding a bit ...
... we have seen so far, is quite different. The houses are very well kept, the gardens are lush and full of flowers, as are roadside verges and public spaces. We're out for dinner tonight too. The group has a booking on a restaurant boat moored in the river port tonight. We have a big ride planned for tomorrow, 65kms or thereabouts and the day is forecast to be 31degrees. I hope the bits that are sore tonight are less sore tomorrow ...
... by train to London.
It is a fascinating town, which today hosts an Airbus factory right at the airport, where fuselages are built, then transferred to Toulouse in "the Beluga" for final assembly. The French Navy has a base, and large sections of the river are restricted airspace.
... its bay are part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. It was amazing on the outside, very simple but beautiful on the inside. After our visit, we headed to Rennes and caught a train to Paris. (There is a much more stressful truth to this part involving more bad decisions on a travel day, poor French signage, and long lines at Europcar but I'll omit it here... Only to be told with a glass of wine in hand) We did make it to ...