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... is little doubt how he would have painted them... We are breaking our journey to Cambrai at Bourges. It is much further east than we have ever been in the Loire. We thought it might be an industrial town (boring Bourges) as it is off the usual tourist itinerary. We had no idea it was a world heritage site and are delighted by its unexpected architecture. Just opposite the hotel where we are staying, there is a walled market, a mass of ...
Well, I guess it was all going too swimmingly, and there had to be a hiccup. After we reached the Chateau de Lazenay on Friday night, we noticed a large bulge in the front right hand tyre. No problem, take it back to Hertz? Wrong! They don't open on Saturdays.
Rather than risk driving on the motorway, we decided to extend our stay in Bourges for the weekend. This gave us some 'down' time on Saturday to attend to domestics, and ...
... a decidedly un-PC American Indian theme. In addition to the expected burgers and steaks, one could also order carpaccios and tartares, because I guess the French can't quite accept offering only substandard American fare on their menus. We, however, were happy to order only substandard American fare--it was perfect, and will certainly be what we remember most about our time at this random highway exit outside of Chateauroux.
Cat Tally: 512
Wedding Tally: ...
... the lift of the car park.! We eventually got out, and started to go to what we thought was the exit, only to be stopped by a security guard.We didn't realise there were two separate lifts and we had chosen the wrong one - of course!
Once outside, we were astounded to be directly outside the beautiful Bourges cathedral. Will be exploring that tomorrow! As well as the medieval timber town, and the local laundromat!
... going up and down and
wonderfully preserved stately homes. Let down by the Musee we took
Ella to mcDonalds for Lunch and a Play...and of course free internet!
We were hoping to find a campsite tonight (as I smell) and found one
called 'Camping Ch-ti'mi'... And I think it was a joke as it was
really 'Camping ******** me' as we could not find it ANYWHERE! So the
Aires again it was!