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 ...
... look about it. Drove on into town and found hotel Cesar, which was quite cheap and open. It was ten o'clock and so we took it. The room was clean and breakfast provided.
We hadn't eaten yet, so went down town to look for somewhere but it seemed everywhere was closed. After much driving around we found a pizzeria thank goodness. The people in there were watching the Algerian soccer match. After they won, there was a lot of noise in the street. Lots of Algerians in this town, I ...
... the number are European routes and generally toll-roads. And, I found out later, if you do find yourself on a toll road in France, it's generally cheaper to stay on it for a while because the charges are designed to prevent people using it to go ONE JUNCTION!
Arriving at Bart and Chrissies beautiful hotel nestled in the Ardennes unannounced, we received an extremely warm welcome. It was not the plan to be in Belgium so soon in the summer, but we sure were happy to be ...