Travel Blogs from Bidarray
... going up and down and
wonderfully preserved stately homes. Let down by the Musee we took
Ella to mcDonalds for Lunch and a Play...and of course free internet!
We were hoping to find a campsite tonight (as I smell) and found one
called 'Camping Ch-ti'mi'... And I think it was a joke as it was
really 'Camping ******** me' as we could not find it ANYWHERE! So the
Aires again it was!
... br> After this we went to a Chocolate Factory, Ella was totally inspired
and couldn't keep her eyes off the factory floor and the making of
chocolate bunnies. definitely a delicious stop. Amazing how much rain
there is around at the moment, all the rivers have burst their banks,
ditches are full etc, But thankfully we are high and dry in our
A really good night's sleep ended with a drizzly morning. It was a day of showers and sunshine with some heavy rain thrown in.
And the sensor light reappeared. Just about the same area as last year, it lit up. We are used to it - it will get done again when we get home, but until then we carry on as normal.
And then the news on twitter and Facebook that the school would be closed ...
Day 3 of our road trip was originally going to take us to Rouen, where Joan of Arc was killed etc, but after checking it out more thoroughly on a map, I realised that Rouen was actually a pretty big city, and I was already nervous enough about driving around the countryside with all these mad French drivers. So I suggested to Elle that we head south to the Loire Valley and see some castles, which was something I'd wanted to do my whole trip. She was all for ...
... in one day, we arrive at Chateau Chenonceau....OMG incredible grounds, walking up a long tree lined path and there it is, built on top of a river. Just amazing. The château was built on the River Cher, sometime before its first mention in writing in the 11th century. It was designed by the French Renaissance architect Philibert de l'Orme. It has the most stunning fresh floral arrangements on display within the actual Chateau. They talk about the chateau being the ...