From Bayeux we were supposed to travel to Mont St Michel which is a walled city built on a small island just off the coast of France. Sadly it was another public holiday which changed to bus and train timetables so we were not able to travel there until the evning and then would have trouble leaving there the next day, so we decided to take an extra day in Tours, our next stop. That worked out fine as I have had a head cold and then bronchitis for the week so it gave me time to rest up a bit. I had googled the Tours patchwork shop and met the owner, a lovely lady. We also spent our time taking half day tours to some of the many, many chateaux in the Loire Valley. Some are still private residences and most have been restored and have beuaiful furnitutre and artwork. It's like stepping back into another era.
We visited Chenonceau, Amboise, Usse and Langeais. We're off to Bordeaux today and Spain tomorrow where it should be warmer. The rain hasn't been a problem as it just means less crowds at the sights. Having a great trip so far.
Hugs, Jan Mac