Montbron to Riberac 60k

Trip Start Aug 14, 2013
Trip End Oct 21, 2013

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Flag of France  , Aquitaine,
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Just had a coffee at the hotel and left with no breakfast so after 28k we were really hungry & luckily when we got to the pretty town of Mareuil there was a great restaurant, full of English & even served by an English girl. Great meal, Neals favourite tomato & mozzarella starter, pork chop & beans then peach flan with wine €13. Pretty countryside although very hilly so very tiring. Got to Riberac at 4.30 & tourist office gave us an address but not able to get in till 6 so had a look around. Riberac is a very big town but not at all pretty, quite a busy road going through it. When we got to the house it was a huge Maitre Maison & also had a small art gallery, the owner was probably in her 60s, very tiny but dressed very chic, with a short leopard print skirt & it transpired later she had been a ballet dancer. The room was huge with 2 double beds, apparently her daughters room, a clothes rail with the most amazing designer clothes. We had a a shower & hung clothes out of the back window & while Peter was naked (luckily I had underclothes on) another door in the huge bathroom opened & a young man was there! When we asked Madam if it was a shared bathroom she said of course not why? She was very apologetic & said it must have been Edouard her son, she as,ed him later. & he said he had seen nothing. She said there was a nice Thai restaurant which got us excited but when we got there 'service complet' (full of English) so I asked in a bar if there was a chinoise but when we got there it was shut on a Wednesday - only in France! We had to settle for a Brasserie meal, not great. Back to the house, it was fab but very shabby, floor tiles broken in the bathroom, wooden slats loose in the bedroom, paint peeling everywhere, it was a health & safety nightmare but still wonderful
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