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Saint-Jean-le-Blanc

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9 travelers at this place:

  • Day1

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    August 25 in France ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Gestern machten wir uns bereit gegen Mittag auf den Weg Richtung Frankreich. Erster Zwischenstopp war Herrenberg. Dort übernachteten wir bei Sandra und Phillipp, um nicht den weiten Weg an einem Tag fahren zu müssen. Gegen 18 Uhr kamen wir an und nachdem wir Bennett etwas bespaßt hatten, gab es danach ein super leckeres 3-Gänge Menü mit Kürbissuppe, Lachs und Gemüse al forno und Himbeer-Cheesecake. 😍 Während des Essens hatten wir viel Spaß mit dem Google Translater und lernten viele wichtige Sätze auf französisch. Am nächsten morgen gab es ein fabelhaftes Frühstück. Danach ging es gegen halb 11 auf nach Frankreich. Es lagen 700km vor uns und da wir uns gegen die teuren Mautstraßen entschieden hatten, 8 Stunden Fahrt. Nach etwa 2 Stunden überquerten wir die deutsch-französische Grenze am Rhein. Mit dem Fahren wechselten wir uns ab, aber zum Ende hin wollten wir einfach nur noch ankommen. Gegen 19 Uhr waren wir endlich in Orléans und bezogen unsere kleine schnucklige Wohnung direkt in der Altstadt. Wir schlenderten noch an der Kathedrale vorbei und durch die kleinen Gässchen, gönnten uns ein Bier und einen Happen zu essen und fielen danach erschöpft ins Bett.Read more

  • Day10

    Visit to Orléans

    October 18, 2017 in France ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    Today we visited Orléans - a beautiful city with a great cathedral and a nice city centre. Everything is in the name of the local heroine, Joan of Arc.
    We had a coffee, read a little and then tried out our slack line in a park by the Loire river. We enjoyed it so much that we’re considering taking it along in our backpacks... :-)Read more

  • Day20

    Saint Laurent Louan to Orléans

    June 17, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    With only about 40km to go today to Orleans and our Airbnb booked we had a relaxed start this morning. We watched a replay of Orica Scott's Luca Mezgec winning stage 2 of the Tour of Slovenia over brekky in our room, then rode past the Saint-Laurent Nuclear Power Plant. We navigated on roads for about 11km, crossing the Loire at Beaugency to rejoin the official bike route. We had a fairly solid cross/headwind for most of the day. Settled in to our very pleasant Airbnb for two nights. Our self contained studio is off a garden courtyard hidden behind the street front buildings, and an easy walk to the centre of town.Read more

  • Day21

    Orléans Rest Day

    June 18, 2017 in France ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Housework done, we set out to explore Orléans. Our accommodation is superbly placed a few hundred metres from the Loire Á Velo and inside the ancienne ville.
    Wandering through the beautifully presented old town streets of Orléans, brought us to La Maison de Jeanne D'Arc, an excellent replica (the original was bombed in WW2) of Joan of Arc's half-timbered home in Place General De Gaulle. Nearby, in Place du Martroi is a cast bronze statue of the lady herself and only a short walk from there is the Cathedral Sainte-Croix. The gothic cathedral, flying buttresses, obligatoire gargoyles and all, has to be described as magnificent. It was originally built in the 13th century. Mass was underway when we visited, but clearly a very tolerant approach to tourists had been adopted. The dimensions and decorations make this a church worth a visit.
    Next, we toured Hotel Groslot, the sumptuous, renaissance private residence, where 17 year old King Francois 2nd died in 1560. Now it can be booked for weddings.
    Lunch in a small 'place' under a shady tree with a glass of rosé completed our Orléans sightseeing.
    When we got back to our Airbnb our key would not open the door to the courtyard. Fortunately the neighbors were just arriving home and noticed is having trouble. They said we weren't the first ones it had happened to. The man very kindly went through their apartment and climbed the high back wall to let us in.
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