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Day 6 Friday
Had Breakfast and left at 9.00 for the run to the sun.We headed south first on the A roads to Bethune were we joined the Auto Routes (Pay Roads)We followed the fast train trake for a few miles or should I say Kilometers. We had regular comfort stops along the way until we stopped for the night at a rest area near Manveville just basic toilets and water.
Day 7 Saturday
... end of the Burgundy area and into the Champagne area and look at the pretty villages that come and go. About 45minutes before dusk, we arrive in Troyes and find the hotel in the centre of the pretty mediaeval side of the town.
We are on the second floor of a maze of rooms and halls tucked around a corner and through a little doorway. They really didn't have a lot of forethought in the designing of rooms in the 13th century did they. The room is ...
We left Airvault & drove most of the day, it felt like it anyway! I suggested the Forest Du Lac area, a national park, for Vic, thought he would love it there. The area is a big national park surrounding an enormous lake. The first campsite we tried, fully booked! We drove a little bit further aroung the lake and got on the second ...
... are pretty limited...ie no Aussie shirts.
Photos to come later
The town of Troyes comprises many old timber houses. It is apparently the place where the old nursery story about a crooked house and crooked man lived. Was interesting and we had a good walk around, and lucky enough to get back to the car just minutes before a spring shower!!
... that the traditionalists start from. Arles, Le Puy, Vezelay and Paris, and as Vezelay was along the way, we decided to stop in.
Vezelay is a walled town with, as to be expected, a huge cathedral. We had a quick walk around, and then found the pilgrims office, where we went in and swapped tales about ours and their caminos.
And then we moved on
We needed to find a place to sleep, and Lucy read up about Troyes, and as it sounded it ...