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Jul 2, 2011 - An accidental Le Tour

We set off to do a reconnaissance of Les Essarts, the village where stage two of the Le Tour will be held tomorrow. As we enter the village of Saint Hermine (we pronounce it Hermoine – as per Harry Potter – but we learn that the correct pronunciation is St Ermeen) we see people lining the street so we park and go investigate. We have actually lucked upon Stage One of Le Tour. The village is quite tiny and the crowd relatively small so we have a great vantage point on a roundabout – we spread out so that we can each get different views for...

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Jul 1, 2011 - We purchase Louis and visit Versailles

Up early and on the subway with our entire luggage to Porte de Saint-Cloud. Here I purchase yet another car – this time a Citroen C8. In five minutes all the papers are signed – an inspection of the car – load the luggage – fill up with fuel and we are on our way. Our first stop Versailles – the palace there of. Surprising easy to get a park, then tickets and then, eventually we find the correct entrance. Quite impressive although some of the rooms are not fully furnished. Apparently a lot of the furniture was sold off after the French...

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