Mercure Rouen Champ de Mars
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Our last day of sight seeing in Paris as tomorrow we head home. Peter and I got up a little earlier as we took the train to Giverny to visit the garden and Maison of Monet. We left our accommodation at 9.00am and caught the Metro to the main station Gare Lazarre. Then caught the train to Vernon which took 45 minutes followed by a bus trip of 15 minutes, but it was midday by the time we had arrived. We ...
... up our baguette etc from reception and we were away. It was a pleasant drive 99% motorway with a stretch of toll ( €12.60 ) on almost empty Sunday morning roads. We pulled into the ferry port bang on 1000hrs just right as our sailing was at 1100hrs. We had only been parked up for about 10mins when they started loading the lorries, by 1040 we were sat in the lounge drinking coffee so no hanging around and we set off right on the stroke of eleven. ...
We rose to bright sunshine again, we could get used to this. However checking the forecast it does seem all change tomorrow, we will see. Well we breakfasted and had a clean up while waiting for the time to take Missey to her vet appointment. We arrived at the vets 15 mins early and went straight in, ten minutes and €33 later we were away all done passport stamped and a clean bill of health. A quick lunch, then off to Tours. We ...
... and beautiful view complete with cows...we were ready for our five minute drive to Monet's house.
For the next two hours we were inside Monet's gardens which were the inspiration for and subjects of many of his paintings! First we walked through his Japanese garden and then through the flower garden near his home. The house was filled with replicas of his works and family portraits as well as paintings inspired by Monet's works. Steve and I took lots ...
... dresser. I am having a tour of the bridge with the Captain and later in the day a tour of the galley. 1600 cheese tasting took part in the lounge with some soft French cheeses. Today there is also classical concert in the lounge, we don't know if we will attend that. I forgot to mention that on the evening of the 29th we had finished dinner at about 2130 when we decided to have a ...
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