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... at a great price. We've taken to having lunch as the French do for the main meal of the day as everything else is shut then anyway!
I think half the fun in being here was doing the ordinary everyday things so differently to the way we do back home. From shopping in the market stalls, buying our bread from the Bouloungerie, trying to go with the flow with the siesta time and figuring out which places are open or ...
... direction to follow!
Vannes is 13th century and has medieval ramparts and watchtowers and gates and there are beautiful halftimbered houses and buildings behind the townwalls. As we were only there for one day we took a mini bus trip which took us all around the old city and outside the walls! Afterwards we visited the Cathedral and visited one of the many delightful cafes eating patisseries! There is a lovely port area and the town has a great atmosphere also not ...
Fougeres has a magnificent castle built on the side of the hill sloping down to the river. The builders had used the river to fill the moat and drive four water wheels that remain in use (I guess having been replaced a few times).
The Castle was built as an impregnable defense, but ...
On Saturday afternoon we arrived at Charles de Gaulle Airport thinking "This will be easy, collect the car and we'll be there by late afternoon" Ha ha 2 hours later we were still stuck on the Paris ring road called Périphérique! Traffic was crawling at 10kmph! Anyway once we got onto the freeway it was full speed ahead, however we watched the sun set as we drove and it was very dark when we turned off the highway and had to find our way in the dark along country lanes until ...
... you get the idea. We finished the day off nicely by heading to a free concert in Rennes which was part of the 'Transit en Ville' festival which passes every year. Not even my sunburn could dim my spirits!! but whoever said you can't get sunburnt in France is SO wrong.. I have now found my love fore BIAFINE - sunburn cream! haha.
Holiday Time for me.. Ciao Chateaubourg.. see you in a few weeks! :)