We are on the aire at Honfleur, in a gale, two days away from the ferry back to Dover. So this is likely to be the last post of the trip.
We have come via Vendôme, a lovely town on the N10, just North of Tours.
Parked up on the Aire at Vendôme, near a park and the river.
There are many well preserved part timbered houses here.
Vendome is surrounded by rivers on both sides.
15th Century Monk’s washhouse.
Porte-St-Georges…the old gate to the town.
Abbaye de la Trinité
Buttresses on the Abbaye.
Vendome from the Chateau ruins overlooking the Town.
Rochambeau, famous son of Vendome, whose statue was erected here by the Cinncinati society, in recognition of his part in the defeat of the English in the War of Independence; he led a French army of 7,000 men at the siege of Yorktown, the final important battle of the war.
After the capture of Yorktown General Cornwallis and many British were taken prisoner and Britain agreed peace terms.
Fast forward 150 years and there is a plaque of thanks in the main square commemorating the Royal Flying Corps stay here in the first world war.
Statue in one of the parks….Caption suggestions please……