Day 3 of our Europe trip started off from when the left the small village of Martigne-sur Mayenne after our morning coffee in the square and picking up a fresh baguette for lunch. When you come across these lovely villages, it’s always sad to move on because they are so lovely; you could spend days there. However we need to move on, as lots of other places to find.
Today (day 3) for us is a travelling day as we need to push the miles to get to our next location. You will find when touring some days are just driving to get places and not much really happens. Its going to be a big push as we are heading further south to a village called Oradour-sur-Glane and that’s 253 miles of road to cover.
I find driving in France lovely compared to back home in the UK, one of those reason being 99% of the roads so far are just in near perfect conditions unlike pothole England. It keeps those rattles to a near minimum, too which I think we have mastered anyway. You all know what I mean, I’m sure.
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So after a good day of driving, passing through many pretty villages and stopping for lunch half way and of course 253 miles; we arrive safely in our overnight stop over. As with all these places we find, parking spaces are generally limited and on this occasion it was very busy and nearly full, we got the last of only a few spaces left. This free area for motorhomes holds up to 40 spaces so very lucky to get in for the night.
For those that are tracking or following our stops, this is night 3 staying at Oradour-sur-Glane.
So once parked up we always have a little look around at our surroundings, like the nearest bins and water tap and have chats with the other motorhome owners if they are out. It’s always interesting hearing about their trips and finding out where they are off too. Most of the others are from France or Belgium and are all very pleasant and helpful, after all we are all like minded people doing the same thing.
With time getting on and the evening drawing in, it’s time for dinner and relaxing after the drive. We find nothing better than turning the from captain chairs around, closing a few blinds, firing up the hob and opening the fridge door to see whet we can rustle up. Is that just us? Or do you all love that part. It really is home from home with all your creature comforts around you and until your that moment, you will never understand and when you do; you will just have that small smile across your face. I am sure you all get that.
The morning of day 4, we awake to a deluge of rain to which I think was going most of the night. Being snug in bed in the motorhome while it’s lashing hard out side with rain we find pretty cosy, so it was for us a lay in morning and we are just fine with that; after all we are one holiday. So after our big lay in, 9:30am; breakfast was on with the whistle of the Kettle we where ready to go and by this time the weather had cleared up.
Today we have planned to visit a very sad place called ‘Oradour-sur-Glane massacre’ this village has been left in its same state from when the Nazi Germans left. This is somewhere we want to visit to see how it is today, it leaves you speechless as you walk around. I will not say too much as you have to see it for yourself to be able to see and feel it. Click on the link here to have a read and if you are in the area, you must visit. I have added my photos below that I took.
Back to the motorhome as we need to move on further south and as we clocked up a few good miles on day 3 this time we are going to keep it under 100 miles. After checking the map and the Park4Night app, we found a free area for motorhomes in a small village called Lembras just outside Bergerac. This parking area have electric facilities, to which I need to just charge my Mac Book really.
It was about and hour and a half drive, keeping off the motorways today with a small stop at Lidls for a little stock up on groceries. We have found a lovely parking area for just 10 motorhomes with free water, grey waste and black waste with the added bonus of some hook up. The cost is 6 Euros for 12 hours of electric which is just perfect for our needs today.
We have had a good few days, so here’s the round up.
Day 3: Daily Costs:
SITE FEES: Free FUEL: £83.03 DINING OUT: £3.84. TOTAL SPEND: £86.87
Day 4: Daily Costs:
SITE FEES: £5.15 (EHU ONLY) GROCERIES: £24.81 DINING OUT: £3.87. TOTAL SPEND £33.83
TOTAL RUNNING COST: £251.57 to date.
If you want to follow our whole route LIVE as we drive, we are using Polarsteps to track our driving route, so click HERE to see more and follow.
Day 3 Coordinates: 45.9356, 1.0248 (lat, lng) N 45°56’8′ E 1°1’29’ (lat, lng) Oradour-sur-Glane
Day 4 Coordinates: 44.8831, 0.5253 (lat, lng) N 44°52’59 E 0°31’31’ (lat, lng) Lembras
Happy and safe travels,
Scott & Elaine.
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