Hotel le Manoir Saint Michel
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... could escape but Tom Tom found us an alternative taking us straight through the middle of a village as they were setting up the square for the market. Tom Tom has a penchant for excitement alright!
Our first stop was in the region of the Marie Poitevin, a low lying swamp that has been heavily canalised to enable access for farmers. Known as the Venice Vert (or green Venice) it is France's answer to Mandurah! The next day we headed for our ...
... on one side next to what had been the great hall, and what had been residences against two other walls were long gone. In gaps where stonework had crumbled were metal walkways, and as always the views from the top down into the ruin and away across the countryside were lovely.
In the best preserved tower was an exhibition on the art of the table. I hadn't understood the girl at the desk, not sure what a ...
... of the fort was on an almost island - probably at high tides. Inside this walled area were a great 3 story residence with a tower and a battlements, a small chapel, small towers at intervals around the walls, complete with arrow slits and cannon holes. In the centre was the largest tower, at the top of a great rock. Paths led around all of the little buildings and finally it was possible to climb the big tower. Once on top, ...
... a bit sparse in Brittany.
On arrival it as still overcast and getting into the town necessitated a hairpin turn up a steep hill. We missed the first and got in in the second. The streets were narrower the further in we went, and we finally got stuck on a turn beyond the massive church, the Eglise St Mathurin, where the bells were tolling and a steady stream of people were headed. The only way to go was back out of the town ...
... hour, then back down to earth and down to base camp.
I took a few photos and found Darius a tin of caramels, as requested.
Later in the evening Jonathan dashed over the bridge to the patisserie for a baguette to go with the remainder of our chicken and salad for dinner, and a slice if flan for afters. It has rained steadily all evening.