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  • Day671

    Base de Loisirs, La Ferté-Bernard

    April 28, 2018 in France ⋅

    More hours of driving today, broken up by a stop for lunch with a baguette from a baguette vending machine and a trip to a patisserie for some indulgent pastries and strawberry cream cake.

    Our stopover was a gravel car park beside a MacDonalds and a lake. Being a Saturday, it was pretty busy, but it was good to see people out enjoying themselves. It was a little chilly but the sun was shining as we strolled around the lake. There were bathing areas, artificial beaches, canoe launch points, both on the lake and the fast flowing river that ran adjacent to it and hosted a slalom course. There were even catamarans and stand up paddle boards stacked on the lakeshore, but the hut that displayed a very reasonable price list for their hire was closed. It turned rainy overnight so the idea of canoeing or sailing the following day became a lot less appealing.Read more

  • Day4

    Weiterfahrt nach Hillion Bretagne

    August 18, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Nach einem gemütlichen Frühstück, haben wir zusammengepackt und uns verabschiedet, alles problemlos.
    Um halb 11 sind wir los. Den ersten Rastplatz, den wir Gerso um 13 Uhr angefahren haben, haben wir gleich wieder verlassen, zu groß, zu voll, zu hässlich. Der nächste war in Ordnung und es gab ein Picknick auf der Motorhaube von Matthias‘ BMW.
    Die Fahrt hat sich noch ewig hingezogen mit km/h 80 auf der Landstraße und km/h 110 auf der Autobahn. Erst um 17.30 Uhr waren wir an unserem Haus in der Bretagne. Es ist riesig, ein richtiges Anwesen. Die Kinder waren zu Fuß am Meer, (es war Ebbe) während wir Frauen ausgepackt und die Männer eingekauft haben. Knapp vor Ladenschluss.
    Um 21 Uhr gab es endlich Schinkennudeln und anschließend ein Glaserl Wein 🍷 auf der Coach. Zum ersten Mal mussten wir innen sitzen, hier in der Bretagne ist es doch kühler und windiger...
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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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  • Day428

    Day 429: A Long Drive North

    April 19, 2018 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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  • Day12


    June 12, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 64 °F

    In many ways it's amusing how much france is a stereotype of itself. People are carrying baguettes and eating croissants on the street everywhere you go. I've eaten - I don't know exactly - but AT LEAST one entire baguette every single day. I don't know what baguette to mile ratio is appropriate, but I suspect that mine is heavily skewed towards the baguette.

    Some towns are too small to sustain their own bakery. In one town I was in, the regional bread truck comes every morning to sell to all the small villages. This town has a freaking baguette VENDING MACHINE, filled daily by the baker in the next town over.
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  • Day14

    Calais to Le mans.

    January 3 in France ⋅ ⛅ 39 °F

    We had booked on the tunnel at 9.20 (free thanks to Tesco vouchers). As we were only 3 miles away we got there in plenty of time, and the train left on time.
    We wanted to get to Bordeaux for Friday evening which made Le Mans halfway.
    It’s about 270 miles and we arrived after dark and got the last space at the Aire in the middle of the city.Read more

  • Day499

    Derrière la salle des fêtes.

    October 3, 2017 in France ⋅

    Après une bonne journée de roulades, nous avons trouvé ce grand parking derrière la salle des fêtes. Il n'est pas très beau mais pratique il dispose même de table de pique-nique. Il longe une route où les voitures passent assez lentement.

  • Day3

    Le Mans- die erste

    June 3, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    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'.

  • Day105

    Dans la Sarthe

    September 4, 2016 in France ⋅

    Bon ce n'est pas une bonne journée aujourd'hui puisque nous, nous sommes encore une fois fait avoir par des gens peux scrupuleux qui en on rien a faire des autres.
    C'est pas grave, on passe a autre chose, la Sarthe est une région sympatique avec le Loir pour la pêche. Ce n'est pas trop touristique on trouve des stationnements assez façilement, attention toutefois certains villages abusent quand même des bares de hauteur...Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Département de la Sarthe, Departement de la Sarthe, Sarthe

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