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Nov 9, 2013 - Heading south again

We left Brezolles and headed south again this time to the town of St-Amand-Montrond. The aire we used overnight was right by a lake and was fairly new with plenty of space for our "Big Rig". We were one of five staying there overnight. Again there was no charge. Did manage to get a walk around the lake in the rain!

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Aug 5, 2012 - Chateau Chenonceau

A lovely ride this morning to see another chateau. This one was exceptionally lovely – the 16th century Chenanceau perched over the River Cher. As Ivan was 'castled' out, he stayed outside to photograph the building, 3 gardens and the maze. A fun gal, Maddy from San Diego and I toured inside. There were beautiful furnishings in charming rooms on the 3 floors. Amazing tapestries hung in many rooms; wonderful paintings and portraits in several areas; huge ornate fireplaces graced the major rooms; all bedrooms had gorgeous canopies or...

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Aug 4, 2012 - Bourges and 2 castles

After going to the pharmacy where a gracious lady was helpful and sold Ivan a pkg. Of stick-on pads for his sore foot (under the ball) we split up to explore Bourges some more. Ivan went to see a garden while I went to the open air market and found a more practical purse to replace the floppy denim-like one I bought a few months ago and never really liked. I also bought some picnic lunch sandwiches. We then traveled to the tiny town of Selles-Sur-Cher to tour a privately owned lovely old castle being restored. What a huge job after it had...

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Aug 3, 2012 - Guedelon and Bourges

Leaving Paris this morning for the 'country'. (We were very happy to be able to store our extra day pack and small box of items under the bus for this trip! Lightens the load we'll be carrying around France this week.) We stopped about 11:30 for a guided tour of a 13th century castle in the process of being built! Guedelon is a fascinating project of which none of us were aware. Meticulous detail is being followed in every way to construct this castle using medieval building techniques such as: quarrying and cutting the stones; making the...

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Mar 20, 2011 - Up the middle to the Loire

Another day, another drive north, another chance for the weather to get better. It didn't. We were heading for the Loire area, with an idea that we would find a nice spot to do some walking. The first night we stopped at a smashing aire in a wee town just south east of Bourges that I cannot for the life of me remember what it was called. The aire was in the village, by a canal, and it was very pleasant, although it did get busier later at night and we ended up with 9 neighbour campers, all French. In the morning, after a nice walk down the...

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May 31, 2009 - Bourges

Sun 31st May---Weather:- Sunny/24 degrees Lurcy-le-Bourgh to Bourges (83km) (1:21h) We have our neighbor, Peter to thank for our stop in Bourges as he showed us his photos in which we saw what a charming little place it is and to top it off, it has a “Les Nuits Lumiere” or Night Light Spectacular (the same as Adelaide’s ‘Northern Lights’ display), where the city has projections of different medieval scenes against the walls of prominent buildings around the town. In order to help the tourists stay on the picturesque path they have...

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Jun 17, 2006 - Paris and a side trip to Dijon

Everyone loves Paris, those who've lived there, those who've visited, and even those who would like to visit the City of Light. In June we rented a tiny apartment in the Latin Quarter and got to spend three weeks there. The Latin Quarter, the 5th arrondissement, is on the left bank, a short walk from the Louvre, d'Orsay, Luxembourg Gardens, the Pantheon, St. Severain's exquisite church, and Isle de la Cité where Notre Dame proudly stands. Our visit corresponded with the warm temperatures that have been the bane of most of the western world...

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Kramers' Odyssey

Apr 13, 2006 - The Loire is no more

130km and I am now entering the Massive Central area. Well not quite yet but I not far to go and just as the weather is getting bad I the terrain is also going to get tougher. I kipped the night in a lovely Chateux in the beautiful town of Argentan sur Creuse. This is the first Internet Cafe I have come across in over 400km. The rrual areas of France are still in a different era which in a way is quite nice. Another Pizza and another night dreaming of pedals turning. Time to go and pay-up and move on.

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