Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Château-Gontier : Déjeuner, sous les cieux ensoleillés
With the laughter La Flèche echoing in our ears we challenged the silver car to hit the gas. Sablé-sur-Sarthe, Bouessay and Grez-en Bouère were the only towns to distract us from arriving for lunch at the time we had agreed.
Laurent, Valérie and their two delightful little girls would be wondering if we had lost our way. We needed to step on it.
Navigating in France is just so easy. Every town has an Avenue du Maréchal Foch and a Rue Thiers! One just follows one's nose and "presto".
We crossed the River Mayenne and dead ahead was our street right in the centre of the lovely old section of the town.
The narrow streets, so typical of the towns we were starting to see, revealed the architecture of many centuries past; the charm that the French are accustomed-to and of which we stand in awe.
Axelle, Apolline and Mum and Dad welcomed us warmly into their lovely home and showed us to the garden where, under a warm sunny sky we were treated to lunch and laughter, French style.