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Well, we had an interesting start to our trip to Chartres. We had planned the trip - metro to Gare Montparnasse and TEV to Chartres. What we had not planned was a bomb scare at Montparnasse, which closed the ticket office for a vital 15 minutes. To cut a long story short we were stuffed around by people who have us wrong information until eventually the ticket office was opened and a nice young man helped us with the tickets ...
... in Orleans on Thursday, the day of the Victory in Europe Day holiday and said there had been a big parade. The remnants of it were evident. Throughout centre ville there were flags flying and big flowerpots everywhere. Looked like they had had a great celebration.
So, the chateau section of the EV6 has come to an end for us. We wonder what will unfold in the next section of the Loire a Velo route.
Distance Chambord to Orleans - 60k
Just us (The Good Olde Boys) and Interceptors to go, of for 9am and on the road we go, steady drive, still put in another 9 hours of driving, but managed to go via the Millau bridge and kept pushing to get to Orleans, so this gives us an easier day tomorrow.
Rat Rods drove through the night to get to Calais for 3pm, then the 6pm boat over to the UK, they reckon to be back home in the North East for 2am. Tip my hat to them, that is a marathon driving session!! Well done lads.
... our way back to Paris to catch yet another train. This time to Toulouse. Den hits the lime light. He leaves our little black bag with Toddy in at the ticketing office. We go off too have lunch. Lovely lunch. Get back to the station to realise that Toddy's bag is missing. I suggest going to the ticketing office. Next thing Den rushes past me and says they think it is a bomb. Off he goes with a gentleman. Next thing he is back for his passport. 15 ...
... in the morning as one might think though with sensible European time at 0830. 0950 now and we are sitting in the sun, albeit inside after our usual breakfast and coffee, no croissant this morning just good old French chocolate spread on baguette! An Aire full of English motorhomes this time and all heading South except Sue and I with ...
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