Hotel de la Cognette
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Moving on again and, to save the boys a few extra hours in the car, we decided to drop them off at Fontainebleau (pretty much on our direct route to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport) and for Mum and I to continue on our own. At least they could have a relaxed lunch and wander round the gardens. It was of course really sad waving Mum off but we ...
... 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 ...
... the historic center for a bit, but it was wet and miserable so we only stayed in the city for an hour. The cathedral was definitely worth the slight detour, though.
Rather bedraggled, we got back in the car and headed to our motor inn outside of the city of Chateauroux. We never actually went to Chateauroux, so I have no idea what that city is like. This stop was simply a midway point right off the highway at which to spend the night. We loved it; it ...
... 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!
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