La Cote Saint Jacques
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... She returned at 1.10 and looked like she didn’t care a toss. Isi had words with her as we were leaving (making sure she had opened the gates first) but she just shrugged her shoulders. We have got to say that she was the odd one out as the lock keepers have been OK on the whole in France, some being more communicative than others, some with smiles and happy with their work, but always polite.
In the end, even after the delays and ...
... in the morning. On the other side of the canal there was a big beautiful lake and 2 rivers running alongside the canal. The church in the centre looked like a cathedral and an incredible structure but was only a church of St Marie-Madelaine. We could not go inside as there was a wedding taking place. Montargis has to all intents and purposes a citadel with great structured walls and medieval towers but they (the locals) call it the "Chateau de Montargis". ...
... walk. We went back along the canal to lock #21 (Moulin Brule) and then back into the village of Dammarie sur Loing. The scenery was indeed beautiful. We saw part of the ancient lock system (ca Henry II) and a mystifying structure near the road bridge at Dammarie sur Loing. See photos. We ordered some croissants to be picked up at huit heure in the demaine and had a very pleasant hour with a pre dinner drink with Ray and ...
... back to ST when it started again. Perfect timing! One very unusual sight we did see were 2 men sweeping the streets with besoms! No street cleaning machines for them.
Isi's heel is still a problem after walking a distance so John cooked dinner!! It was very nice. Isi then managed to catch up to date with the blogs and finish sorting out the newsletter ready to publish another day. It all takes time but it is our holiday diary, so worth ...
... place. Had a drink on our boat with Richard and Carolyn who are ferrying their motor launch to Spain where they have a home. Their British home is in Oxfordshire. They then invited us on board their boat for dinner (Sweet and Sour Chicken) for which Denise made the salad -- very enjoyable night. Their British residence is in ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility