18 September 2017

Day 32 - Stop-off To Look At More Cars

17 Sept

We woke to rain. Overnight there had been a few passing thunderstorms rumbling into our sleep.

There was less than 300km to do today, so scenic was the option again. It's a leisurely drive through the villages, some take great pride in their roundabouts. Today’s were no exception - a dinosaur made up of plants.
Here's one for you to copy Jeff

We were almost through one village when we saw something odd. A u-turn and we were looking at a baguette vending machine. €1 for a traditional 250g baguette. Never thought we'd seen that.
A definite "Only in France" moment
In setting the route for today, we planned a waypoint for Le Musée 24 Heures du Mans. What a great way to spend a couple of hours. Coincidentally, the local fair was on today as well. There was a lot of traffic to negotiate before finding a car park for the Volvo, a kilometer away.  Nice day for a walk.
One of the first racing motorcycles

A few more recent

Some brilliant old cars in the collection.

"Outta My Way"

My favourite - Bugatti of course.

Not so favourite, but it was actually just an art piece made from road signs.

Time to find our stop in Le Mans. Our accommodation is the Hotel de la Pommerie. It's delightful. We found all the supermarkets are closed on Sunday afternoons, so we had to find something else for dinner. We stood at the counter of the local Quick burger joint, for about 20 minutes without any eye contact whatsoever from the people taking and preparing orders. So we left. We drove around looking for somewhere to eat. There were a few places open, but nothing with close parking. Not ideal when the aches and pains are making their presence felt. We eventually found a sandwich or two to eat back in our rooms. What a complete turn around from yesterday’s culinary experiences.

Tomorrow is our last full day in France.

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