Wednesday, 4 November 2015


Our next two nights were in Troyes.  We arrived in the town towards the end of the day, to stay in a B&B.  The owner explained that he couldn't feed us dinner since the mayor wants all the visitors to eat in the town restaurants.  I noticed the Ferrari under covers in the car port; it belongs to the owner, but he doesn't take it out much because it doesn't negotiate speed bumps.

We dined in an ordinary créperie, where they managed to get two things wrong out of the items we ordered, which I guess is actually quite impressive in its own way.

It was also at Troyes that we had the best meal out of the holiday, in a restaurant called La Table de Francois.  We stumbled upon it while we were looking for a fish restaurant that we had seen the day before.  Good find.

The architecture in the town centre features much timber framing, a building technique that I thought was mostly confined to Normandy.

And the ring road features some strange 3D art.

And of course there is more, including a cinema where we saw "The Martian".  Fine film, and good take on the book, that we have also read.


CherryPie said...

I am enjoying following you on your travels :-)

What is it about hotel owners and Ferraris that don't travel far?

Was it a red one like the permanent feature at the hotel I stay in, in Newcastle?

James Higham said...

Gee whiz, we're talking real history here.

Mark In Mayenne said...

This Ferrari was a "childhood dream"; so often, they turn out to be impractical :)

Mark In Mayenne said...

Jales, the old buildings are genuinely old; some are propped up with a combination of wooden supports (that themselves are rotting) and concrete ones. I get the impression of a race against time.

Mark In Mayenne said...

You know, Cherie, I didn't notice the colour

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