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Arrondissement d’Évreux

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  • Day927

    Nonancourt aire

    January 9 in France ⋅ ☁️ 6 °C

    Nonancourt feels very familiar to both of us but we've never stayed in its free aire before. It offers 6 places near the Town Hall, looking out onto the tall trees and lawns that make up its grounds. We are alone here to start with and it is quiet, the only cars that pass, crawl slowly to the small Town Hall car park. Sadly the fresh water tap and electric points are turned off but we can survive without them.

    Snatches of sunshine light an otherwise overcast day so when the clouds part at around 1:30pm we go exploring. Unfortunately the lunch time closing catches us out and most shops are shut but we enjoy gazing up at Nonancourt's higgldy piggldy houses, leaning this way and that. Timber frames of brown and black preside and lead down to the central square, where a cheese seller is just packing up their van. It looks as if there might have been a market on in the morning. We cross the two channels of the little River Avre that runs an artificially straight course through the lower end of town. High sided houses rise out of the water and many have private bridges, a little larger than gangplanks, that lead from their back doors, over the Avre to the street.

    Nonancourt is obviously on a popular route because back at Martha Motorhome, as the daylight faded, we were joined by 3 other vans, all with GB plates. Now, it is customary for those in motorhomes to give each other a friendly wave when passing on the road and to at least acknowledge each other with a nod when pulling up in an aire. Our neighbour, who resembled Mr Smithers from The Simpsons, studiously avoided all eye contact, then proceeded to fill his bucket at the river and use a long handled brush and mop to give the outside of his van a full wash, in direct defiance of the signs forbidding it. At least one other left their waste pipe open to dribble grey water over the tarmac. No, it wasn't the end of the world, but it was disrespectful and made us ashamed to be associated with them by way of our nationality.

    After a frosty night Vicky got up, did Pilates then went to fetch freshly baked croissants and a baguette from the boulanger on Grande Rue, whose information board promised they would be open at 6:45am. At 8:15am there was no signs of life but fortunately the lights of the artisan boulanger next to the grey stone Église Saint-Martin were spilling out onto the main square and had croissants aplenty that we enjoyed for breakfast.

    Before finally departing Nonancourt, we returned once again to the cobbled alleys and timber framed buildings to pick up a few groceries, then a couple of hyacinths from the florist's to brighten up the van.
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  • Day4

    Vernon

    September 21, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 59 °F

    In the afternoon we took a walking tour of the little town of Vernon. Our ship was docked just beside the bridge where Claude Monet’s son was killed in a car crash in 1966. The town is charming, and is located at the confluence of the Seine and the Eure Creek, which served as the ancient boundary separating the Duchy of Normandy and the Kingdom of France. As we passed the fourteenth century church, we saw that a funeral was in progress, so we had to wait to go inside for photographs. In the meantime, we went to a supermarket to buy batteries. Then we visited a patisserie for an eclair and a tartelette. Next door was a chocolaterie where we bought some truffles. Since the pastry shop did not offer coffee, we brought our goodies back to the Viking Rinda and enjoyed them onboard. Tonight’s dinner was a buffet, a sampling of the characteristic dishes of Normandy. There was a ton of cheese, a fabulous chicken dish, and apples aplenty.Read more

  • Day73

    Vierter Tag

    June 20, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Heute hat sich die Landschaft merklich verändert. Es wurde endlich flach!! Ich habe auch dem entsprechend mehr geschafft.
    Am Nachmittag konnte ich nach 90 km entscheiden, ob ich in dem Ort, in dem ich mich befand, auf den Campingplatz gehen wollte oder noch die 40/50 km bis zum nächsten Zeltplatz schaffe. Ich habe mich für die zweite Option entschieden, obwohl ich dadurch einen kleinen Umweg fahren würde.
    Der Zeltplatz hatte ein eigenes kleines Freibad, welches ich auch erstmal zum Abkühlen nutzte. Es war den ganzen Tag sehr sonnig, was auch sehr anstrengend war, da ich größtenteils zwischen Feldern in der prallen Sonne fuhr. Am Abend merkte ich auch, dass ich mir einen schicken Sonnenbrand eingefangen hatte.

    Strecke: 141,12
    Fahrtzeit: 6:08
    durchschnittl.-Geschw.: 23,12
    max. Geschw.: 59,15
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  • Day14

    Verneuil-sur-Avre

    August 11, 2016 in France ⋅

    Supr stání v centru. Večeře a na skok na náměstí. S otevřenou pusou. Radniční věž snad lepší než Pisa. A 0 turistů! Pouze domorodci u kafe a vína. Chtělo by se zůstat na noc, ale chceme v noci projet Paříž. Jede se dál..

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Arrondissement d’Évreux, Arrondissement d'Evreux

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