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Its Snowing…We must be home

We spent one night in Nonancourt on the way home. Sadly Le Grand Cerf was shut so we had to make do with burger and chips washed down with Creme Catalan. Gourmet or wot? I discovered a nice old chateau

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Posted in - France, Nonancourt

Newhaven to the Auvergne

We spent another day exploring Devizes, cycled there this time….about three and a half miles along the towpath. Canal boating is big business here with narrow boats scattered here and there along the canal. Our friends Bob and Mirv picked

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Posted in - France, 2015 Spring, Nonancourt, Ruynes-en-Margeride

The Last Post

We spent Monday night on the aire at Les Bordes (N47.810474,E2.40763), conveniently close to the D952. This is a good aire, adjacent to a lake and wood and with free water and drainage. The intention had been to lodge at

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Posted in - France, 2014 Autumn, Pont de l'Arche, Upper Normandy

C’est Cosmique

The sun came out for our second day at La Mailleraye sur Seine. English words ending in ic translate to ique in french, as I understand it. So economic becomes economique, politic becomes politique, etc.. So I felt reasonably comfortable

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, La Mailleraye-sur-Seine, Nord-Pas de Calais, St Omer, Upper Normandy

Eels for Tea

We drove 80 miles north to an aire (N 48.77259 E 1.19214 ) at Nonancourt which is a small town about 40 miles north of Chartres. We often listen to audiobooks on the longer drives. At the moment we have

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, La Mailleraye-sur-Seine, Nonancourt, Upper Normandy

Charles the Bald.

As often happens we found this charming campsite by chance. We had planned to stay overnight on the aire at Pont de L’Arche but when we got here mid afternoon on the Wednesday before Easter the aire and adjacent car

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, Pont de l'Arche, Upper Normandy

Heading for Provence

First stop en route to Provence was Portsmouth, for a few minor jobs on Mavis. (No, that’s not Portsmouth above, I thought I’d start the blog with a Château picture) The dogs had breakfast in front of the dealers and

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, Neufchâtel-en-Bray, Upper Normandy

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