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Updated: 2019-09-02

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Home - Journeys - Portugal - Lisbon, Spain, France 2019 - Monday, August 12, 2019


The cathedral.

The cathedral.

Half-timbered houses.

Half-timbered houses.

Beer bar.

Beer bar.

We sleep well in Hotel Novotel Nantes Center Bord de Loire in Nantes, and after a good breakfast we leave for Rouen at a quarter to 11.
Just before leaving Nantes, we canceled the hotel in Rouen, which we had booked in advance, because there is no air conditioning and no parking.
We have booked a hotel with air conditioning and parking space, right in the center.

The ride, just under 400 km, goes well.
But in Rouen the GPS sends us to a street that is closed with a movable barrier for car traffic. And google on the phone also directs us to the same street.
We drive around three times, and suddenly we see a sign with the name of the hotel. Another car stops behind us, and the driver knows how to open the movable barrier. We drive to the hotel, and it appears that they have sent us an email with the code to open the barrier. But we don't read mail in the car.

The hotel, Hotel Mercure Rouen Center Cathedrale, with air conditioning and parking garage is comfortable and is really in the middle of the center. We walk into the center, and we notice the large number of half-timbered houses.
It seems like a place for a city trip.
We drink a beer at a beer cafe Delirium.
Then we walk around and we end up at a restaurant, L'Etoile D'Or, where they sell dishes from a tagine. We decide to eat there, and it tastes reasonable.

Link: Hotel Novotel Nantes Centre Bord de Loire.
Link: Hotel Mercure Rouen Centre Cathedrale.

Written on: 2019-08-16


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