Chateau des Briottieres
Travel Blogs from Champigne
... ago, but didn't get to Utah Beach as it is separate from the others.
We had a lovely journey northwards and as the day went on the weather improved.
We tried not to repeat our journey down in May, but had to go around Laval, then through Ernee - a nice little town with lovely floral displays
. We then went round ...
... and hotter, and by the evening we had the usual thunderstorm. we had also found out that the forecast was for rain for the next few days.
The rain let up enough for us to go for a walk in the evening, but then started again and was still pouring down when we went to bed.
... an 'e' this time.
We stopped at a very nice MH aire at Longues Jumelles a few miles past Saumur to have lunch.
We didn't stop at Saumur as we stayed there several years ago when we had the caravan and 'did' the Chateaux in that part of the Loire valley. While we were in the Aire we were joined by 3 MH's ...
Monday 16th June With a well laden car and a longish drive up the A89 we arrived in Durtal, another picturesque village, but this time in the Loire region. Famous for its wines, and river, this is the area in which we will spend the last 4 nights of our French odyssey. We struggle to believe that we have been here for 5 weeks, time has just flown by. Our hosts are our daughter-in-laws parents Tony and Chris, who retired from England into this beautiful countryside ...
... s parents had once again prepared dinner with wine pairings and a delicious cake for my birthday. So incredibly generous and accommodating, they even learnt happy birthday in English. We are so extremely lucky to have a friend like François, who was willing to invite us into his home and give us a taste of real French culture. After dinner we went for a few beers at the local pub and met some of François friends, a perfect end to a brilliant ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Free parking