Hotel Restaurant La Lentillere
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... the pattiserie and bid madam there goodbye - I had been practising a phrase over and over "vous êtes très aimable" (you are very kind) to say as I bought my last pain au raisin, but as I headed down the street I saw her loading a large tray of bread in the back of her van and off she drove, so I had to be content with a cheery wave. A quick shower, coffee and bags packed and we were leaving St Aignan, our home for a week. I wonder if I will ever ...
century; inside you can still traces of the original paintings upon the walls.
Monday 10th Sept.
Today we went down to Le Mans to visit the Plantagenet City
which is the old part of Le Mans with its narrow roads and alleys and the
buildings dating back to the 16th century. Stuck in the middle of
this warren of narrow roads is the magnificent Saint-Julien Cathedral, parts of
which date back to the ...
... they like. the sort that is towing a 30ft van they inherited from dad, with a 1.6lt car. Or the couple in the Motorhome trying to conserve fuel to win the unoffcial competition with Edith and Gunter on fuel figures. The sort of people I want to choke violently before tearing off their arms and slapping their face with them. i dont want to put too fine a point on it but they make me cross. When you get your licence you sign an agreement to follow ...
... an hour. I was not amused, trying to eat tea with a distressed cat non stop meowing. After about an hour however, it seems that the cat realised that no one was coming to rescue it. It dived into the water and swam the full width of the river back to the campsite! Pretty impressive really.
We went for a lovely walk around the town and surrounding countryside. Met some goats, and a donkey and had several drinks in a bar.
Day 1 on the road: after an early start we were greeted in France with driving rain. This however failed to dent spirits. The day that followed was filled with a wrong turn (immediately from the port) more rain, beautiful Normandy landscapes and a taste of French cuisine in falaise. We settled in in the picturesque hamlet of mesnil-glais, around 4 pm to a apartment to ourselves with tv to watch the euro's and a fridge full of beers.