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Arrondissement du Mans

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  • Day428

    Day 429: A Long Drive North

    April 19 in France

    Said our goodbyes to the hosts and set off on another long drive north. After a couple of hours, our first stop was the town of Le Mans, famous for its 24-hour car race. It's actually a street race, and since they were starting to set up in preparation, we got to drive on a few parts of the track which was quite cool. The main circuit area was being used by motorbikes though, as there was a race happening this weekend.

    Briefly visited the museum but it was 10 euros per head, so decided to skip and hopped back in the car.

    Another couple of hours north, avoiding toll roads this time, and we finally arrived at the coast. Our B&B is basically another granny flat, a bit older but will be comfortable enough while we visit Mont San Michel. Our host mentioned that the car park there is free after 7pm, so we decided to explore a couple of local spots and then head over.

    We drove for another 45 minutes into Brittany, where we visited the town of Cancale, famous for oysters. A dozen oysters for 6 euros was a pretty good deal, so we got two dozen and ate them overlooking the harbour. Tried to find a crepe place as well since Brittany is the home of crepes, but couldn't find anywhere open and with decent prices! Instead we just had an aperitif and a couple of snacks, all served by the snootiest French waiter we've had on the whole trip. Whatever dude.

    Drove the 45 minutes back around the bay to Mont San Michel, parked in the car park and had a quick look at the castle/town from across the bay. It's an impressive sight, but too far away for really good photos from a camera, sadly. We'll go a lot closer tomorrow!
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  • Day4

    Day 4 - St-Malo to Le Mans, 20 miles

    April 19, 2016 in France

    (plus 150 miles by train)

    Part 2

    After getting off the train at Le Mans first thing I noticed was jump in temperature. Feeling a lot more summer! Accommodation for the night was a small guesthouse 15 miles south of Le Mans but first was a quick visit to the Le Mans race track. Thinking it will be a quick photo outside I soon realised that apart from the main grandstand straight the rest is on public roads. 7 miles later (did not realise one lap was this far) I came back to the start finish straight and although it's not been verified yet I'm pretty sure it was the fastest lap by a balding twat from Luton on a push bike! Great experience and another tick boxing day.

    Onto accommodation and another lovely guesthouse and after arriving starving and my a restaurant in sight they could not have been more helpful and whipped me up a ham and cheese baguette. I swear the French eat nothing else. My jambon and fromage baguette count in 4 days is already 6.

    Fully carbed up it was time for bed.
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  • Day3

    Le Mans- die erste

    June 3 in France

    Am Nachmittag gab es noch einen Ausflug nach Le Mans. Bisher wusste ich über die Stadt nur, dass sie irgendetwas mit Autorennen zu tun hat. Eine spannende Altstadt mit imposanter Kathedrale - die leider schon geschlossen war. Das heißt wohl, dass ich nochmal wiederkommen 'muss'.

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