Hôtel Restaurant Mercator
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- Breakfast Available
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Non-smoking hotel
- High-speed internet in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Free parking
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Banquet room
- Conference facilities
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We begin our day with a city tour of the city of Tours - once the capital of France. There is a University here, and a youthful vibe mixed with well-restored antiquities (of the architectural sort). Our leisurely ramble through town concludes at the City Hall, and a lovely lunch at Cafe L'Univers just across the street.
Our original afternoon schedule called for a short bike trip along the Loire River, but half of the group is not interested ...
... visited the castle many times, and even organized celebrations of special events here. In his will he specified that he wanted to be buried in a chapel on these grounds, and it is easy to understand this desire given the beautiful views of the Loire Valley from this promontory.
After our tour of the Castle we return to the hotel and have a look at the spacious rooms occupied by ...
We bid Adieu to Paris today, with the entire group together for the first time aboard a high speed train (TGV) to the town of Tours in the Loire Valley. We are in first class, of course, and traverse about 235 km in a little more than an hour! Why can't we have trains like this in the US?
We meet Catherine at the Tours train station. She is from the area, and will be our guide for the next six days. She takes charge right away, and is ...
I am on the TGV (train a grande vitése) traversing the plains towards Bayonne and Biarritz on the Atlantic coast. It's overcast with a fine rain from time to time and quite a lot of wind. The whole train is shaking when another one passes by U.S., each at more than 200km/h. 1st class is very comfortable and I am curious to see what lunch offers, but I have yet to store my backpack and my neighbor across - poor lady - has to keep her legs on the corridor. ...
... in the day but when she was awake for her play time in the afternoon she wasn't happy to be stuck in the car seat. I jumped in the back and played with her and sang until we made it to Blois.
We went to McDonalds for dinner because we discovered that in France they have really good salads & a steak baguettes which we enjoy.
We stay in a cheap hotel. Our two rooms aren't much bigger than broom closets but they are clean and we get some much needed rest.