Ibis Charleville Mezieres
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Welcome to glorious Northern France in the summer.
To be honest, it had started raining before I even left Dover. So I got to queue for the ferry for an hour, sitting on a motorbike in the rain.
After arriving, I get my first surprise for the day.
All my co riders, 38 of them on twenty odd …
... size packs of chocolate and peanuts
2 cases of wine (ranging from pretty decent bordeaux down to 8 euro box wine - aka later to be converted to mulled wine as otherwise undrinkable).
Camped for the night in the Vallee de la Meuse very near the Belgian border and joined in a local French guy's birthday party by accident, though at least got to enjoy plenty of Belgian beer which I would have missed out on otherwise.
... it to be a very pretty town with the river Meuse (which is the Maas in Holland) running through it. We took a long walk along the street and the river, and then had a coffee in one of the bars. There was a beautiful little hotel across the river which would have been ideal to stay in last night, if only we had gotten this far! Bad timing!
Driving on, we passed through similar villages where the houses were quaint ...
Had a wonderful night's sleep as the hotel was very comfortable. We met Melinda and Michael for breakfast and then went our own ways. Bruno and I decided to go on a bus tour around the city as we had been here before, and thought this way we would see something different. The first bus took us around the champs élysées and then we changed buses to go to Montmartre because we hadn't been there last time.
When we arrived there, the amount of people was chaotic! Very touristy area but ...
What looked like a few miles on the map turned into nearly six hours of driving. It would have been alot quicker if we had decided to remain on the toll road we had accidentally found ourselves on, which of course we didn't. Having not budgetted for such luxuries we went one junction up before coming off, paying the exhorbitant 14 euro charge and continuing on the national roads. A good thing to bear in mind for any fellow travellers is that any roads in europe starting with an ...