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.
... arrived at Givet, where we decided to stop for lunch. Found a nice little brasserie to have lunch at. Much cheaper than anything in Paris, where they obviously rip us off! The plate of the day was moussaka and with this I had chips and salad, a quarter litre of wine, and a dessert for 10.50 euro! The lady serving only spoke French, but she was lovely. Bruno and I have changed our impression of the French, as we have met some ...
... of them are scammers, but what if they are genuine? Isn't it a poor reflection of our religion?
Headed down to the main square to have some lunch and catch the next bus back to our hotel to meet Michael. While on the bus, we realised we would not make it back in time if we did the whole tour, so we decided to get off earlier and walk the rest of the way.
It was a fair hike to make it on time, but we got there just after five where Michael and Melinda were waiting.
In the ...
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 ...