Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Day 199 - Honfluer - 167 to go

HONFLUER a place to captivate your heart
Near the mouth of the Seine - idyllic and a place that deserves more than three nights.
Just lovely - treat yourself and go to Honfluer one day in your life time.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Day 194 - Normandy Beaches - 172 to go

On the beaches of the D-Day Landings, Normandy

Monday, July 9, 2012

Day 191 - Bayeaux - 175 to go

Six photos of Bayeaux, Normandy France. 
Fields of poppies on the way to Normandy.

And on to Bayeaux and the river Aure.

Bayeaux is less than 10 kms from the English Channel and the river Aude runs towards the town, and as it does, it gains speed as it runs through the narrow channels.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Day 185 - Car Museum at Chattellerault - 181 to go.

Not that far from Chinon is one of the best car museums I've seen in France at Chattellerault. It has a fine collection of cars, motor bikes and bicycles.
Once again I've been slack and needed to catch up on my daily photos so I've posted eight to catch up and maybe one extra to give me some space.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Day 178 - Champigny-sur-Veude - 188 to go

On our way from Richelieu to Chinon, we stopped for a drink.
Champigny-sur-Veude was half way.
The Chapelle St Louis was a pleasant interlude to our drive.

Four photos for four days passed.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Day 174 - Fontevraud Abbey - 192 to go

Fontevraud Abbey - 12th century Abbey
If ever you stay in Chinon - take a drive to the Abbey
You won't be disappointed.

Fontevaud inspired my interest in;
The Plantagenets
Henry King II of England
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Richard the Lionheart
John Lackland
and Isabella of Angouleme

Monday, June 18, 2012

day 172 - Laneways of Saumur - 194 to go

Just a few hours - not long enough to enjoy the pleasures of Saumur.
Maybe next time.
We went to see the Cadre Noir.
That in itself was a pleasure.