Orleans Parc Hotel
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Having said that it is actually a strikingly beautiful building dominated by a wonderfully grand double helix stair case inspired by Leonardo da Vinci.
We enjoyed the cycle in the grounds and back to St Dye some 8km away.
Camping for free in a magical place. Just like being at home but surrounded by 2000 years of history. Biking is a delight on dedicated roads, way safer and superior often to the main road. A swim was great and these camp sites have very few bugs ...
... didn't appear to be getting anywhere near to anything we remembered. My only hope was that the signs kept saying Gare Sud and I knew we had come out at the north entrance when we arrived. But the bubble of panic was there as we were not sure if it was going to be a completely different train station. Luckily, it wasn't and we made it to the station well within time for the train!
... for cats and dogs - I think they catered for small dogs rather than dogs like Gabbie. I did see a few larger dogs - a Dalmatian, staffy and a few border collie types, but most are very very small. I noticed that most males carry man bags. Mainly black small oblong vinyl types. A delicatessen had a huge range of tinned sardines as well as chocolates. Spirits etc. Food really is a big thing here. A lot of the lunch menus offer 3 course meals. Dessert ...
As the bus came into Orleans I could tell it was going to be a very different place to Chartres. The buildings were more modern but looking shabby. As we pulled into the bus station I noticed there was only bus parking - no information area or office and no signs offering me much assistance. I asked the bus driver where I could find a taxi and she lifted her shoulders and then told me to walk down the street a number of blocks (she was speaking French). At the exit there were ...