Hotel-Restaurant Le Fruitier
Travel Blogs from Villedieu-les-Poeles
... And there was Dean waving at the end of the driveway and greeting us with "welcome home!"
So, a cup of tea and a catch up with him, then he showed us to our room/s... exterior stairs to our own private terrace and a huge room with double bed, as well as a secondary room with bunks and a big ensuite. Quiet and warm and lovely views out to the back paddocks and out the front to the farmhouse and up the drive. The garden continuing to grow ...
... seemed to be heading out of town without having seen a sign for the chateau. We pulled into the side of the road by a large lake, and consulted the map. We'd come into the town from the west and turned south, and most of the town seemed to be behind us to the north, so we decided to do a u-turn and drive back through town to look for a sign. Around we turn and there, directly in front of us on a hill stood the chateau!
Combourg Chateau ...
... to give way at small intersections but approaching with caution has been our rule of thumb. By the time we worked ourselves out and had a bit of lunch, Luke, Kate and the kids were arriving in their boat. We spent the remainder of the day driving as far south as we could arriving at a camping ground where Kate and I pointed at the semi English tariff sheet and tested what little French we ...
It had to be done, didn't it. Although John had nearly been out off by hearing about the hoardes of tourists. Of course all the aires nearby charge through the nose, we managed to find a lovely one, Aire de Beauvoir, 4 km away from the mount but linked by a cycle path. So we walked in. The Mount itself was a spectacle from afar. It was free to walk onto and around, although you could pay a silly amount to go into the dungeons and the abbey. We felt it was nice enough just to enjoy for ...
... the cathedral. Good thing I noted the name of the street where we parked. We had to use Google Maps to find our car again. We toured the cathedral, which was immense and beautiful, but it didn't really feel like a church inside. There was a construction crew setting up scaffolding inside and It made a lot of racket that reverberated through the whole building.
We made a quick stop at a Carrefour (a large chain store much like our Wal Marts) on our way out ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility