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We arrived in Orleans France yesterday, the 16th of July. We are going to tour the city today and then head to the French Riviera.
Today was a bit easier than yesterday as I was out of the urban sprawl of Paris. However, aside from a few shady churches in the small towns along the way and the Saturday market and chateau in Dourdan, there wasn't much to see along the 90+km of flat farmland I passed today. I think perhaps following the Seine would have been better. I had been exhausted and slept about 12 ...
... half the year doing tours and half the year in Sth Africa doing the computer stuff for travel companies. He's 38 and lovely.
The driver is Sabri from Florence Italy. He may be 45. Strong and silent type so far.
Ok checked out the young couple from the Phillipines, Mark and Valerie.... Yes they are on their honeymoon.
Rob.....28 from Adelaide travelling alone.
He's lovely met him at the Ibis in London.
Also Fuad from Canada. Lovely man about 40...great sense ...
... yet.... And also.... There has been no group introduction yet as Calvin said he was waiting til after the group joined in Paris... Bit of a mistake I think but I have moved around a lot and caught up with most. Won't take long to know the rest. Ok... 2 from the Philipines 3 Canadians About 15 New Zealanders The rest Aussies All different ages.... From late 20's to late 60's Everyone's mixing really well. Calvin the tour director is Sth African. Spends ...
We made our way across the country in about 4 hours. The journey was pleasant enough but I was glad to get off the Autoroute as we headed into Orleans. We see refreshingly less and less English vehicles on the road as we leave the Dordogne area and it starts to feel a bit more French. On the approach to Orleans it feels a bit American townesque as the highway is littered with cuboid out of town shops interspersed with the odd Buffalo Bill steak ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
The condition was satisfactory, we stayed at better on our drive through Europe, for the price. The bedroom was clean as far as we could see. The inside of the refrigerator had marks on the surface left from canned beverages, hair was on the bathroom floor, a light was burned out in the bathroom, and the shower head in the shower was not working (there were two shower heads in the shower). There was also, dead bugs in the window sill.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.