Le Grand Hotel De Mayenne
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... In one of the photos there is a large wooden wheel. This was used for hauling up supplies for the abbey. It works by men walking inside, similar to a mouse wheel, and hauling a sled up the wall of the abbey. Obviously the island is a must to visit but just as interesting is to contemplate how the abbey and surrounding buildings were actually constructed so many years ago.
Not too far away is sea port of St Malo, famous for its walled old city. It’s actually quite ...
We made excellent progress today, sticking on main roads as much as possible. We again had lunch in the restaurant-tabac in Souligne-Flace but made the mistake of trusting in an unknown dish. Paul and I were served a sausage that was frankly repulsive. I ate a little but made the rest of lunch with my chips layed on pieces of bread.
Our destination was reached mid afternoon. The hotel and restaurant were closed so Martin ...
Today we started our 4 day trip to Le Mans and back.
We got started at 11am local time having disembarked from the Jersey to St.Malo ferry.
We had lunch in Pontorson and one or two coffee breaks along the way.
We got to Ernee and out hotel at around 7pm French time, exhausted. About 75 miles covered today.
The hotel had messed up our room booking but they managed to put us all in one room. We went out to try and buy some food ...
After two late nights in a row we slept in this morning. Before breakfast we spoke to Helen and Amelia via Skype which was great. We tried to explain the time difference between Australia an France and the different seasons we are experiencing to Amelia. Then after our croissant and coffee breakfast we set off for Mont Saint Michel just over the Brittany border in Normandy.
We had visited here 15 years ago and while the Mont remains the ...
After a little sleep in we were greeted with croissants and coffee for breakfast with Yoann and Nelly. Yoann had got up earlier and been to the local shops to purchase the croissants. We asked for plates to eat them from but then realised we should have been eating them the French way by dipping them into our coffee. Perhaps we will try this tomorrow.
After breakfast we set of with Yoann as our driver, guide and translater to the old city ...