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... is little doubt how he would have painted them... We are breaking our journey to Cambrai at Bourges. It is much further east than we have ever been in the Loire. We thought it might be an industrial town (boring Bourges) as it is off the usual tourist itinerary. We had no idea it was a world heritage site and are delighted by its unexpected architecture. Just opposite the hotel where we are staying, there is a walled market, a mass of ...
... could challenge it! Construction started in 1195 and it was completed in 1215. OMG! It is stupendous, amazing, awe inspiring etc etc.(We are running out of superlatives for France.) There is a distinct calm and reverence about it, and we took so many photos, as every corner had something amazing; whether it was the exquisite stained glass windows or the "mini chapels' in each copse.
After finding one of the few places open ...
Our days in Paris came to an end today, which was sad. We ventured down to the "Grand Carnot" for our regular cafes et croissants. The guy there, Bruno, was invested in to the "order of the Koala" for exceptional service and friendliness.
After checking out and saying "au revoir" to Estelle and Emmanuel, we ventured through the craziness of Arc de triumph roundabout for one last time. (For those South Aussies - ...
... going up and down and
wonderfully preserved stately homes. Let down by the Musee we took
Ella to mcDonalds for Lunch and a Play...and of course free internet!
We were hoping to find a campsite tonight (as I smell) and found one
called 'Camping Ch-ti'mi'... And I think it was a joke as it was
really 'Camping ******** me' as we could not find it ANYWHERE! So the
Aires again it was!
A really good night's sleep ended with a drizzly morning. It was a day of showers and sunshine with some heavy rain thrown in.
And the sensor light reappeared. Just about the same area as last year, it lit up. We are used to it - it will get done again when we get home, but until then we carry on as normal.
And then the news on twitter and Facebook that the school would be closed ...