Chateau Gaillard Tour
Friday, May 13, 2016
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Map of Les Andelys
After breakfast, we left the ship and had a choice of a walking tour of Les Andelys, a walk up to the ruins of the Chateau Gaillard, an imposing fortress from the days of King Richard the Lionhearted, or a strenuous hike farther and steeper to the castle ruins. We chose the walk and even then Ellen was glad she had her hiking stick.
The views were lovely from the top. Jorge even spotted a swim class in a very modern outdoor pool, a little incongruous in this old village. Fortunately the rain held off during the hike. We were safely back in the village before it started. Ellen started to take a picture and discovered - OOPS! NO MEMORY CARD. Jorge retraced their steps to where she had changed batteries and viola!
Back on board and heading for Rouen, our three tour guides provided us a chance to sample French delicacies, followed by, of course, lunch. In the afternoon many tried their hand at impressionist painting.
This was French night. We dressed in red, white, and blue, the colors of the French flag. Jorge donned the beret he had bought for his mother and looked tres français.
The M/S Bizet
Chateau Gaillard Remains
Seine River Pano