Friday 30th August. Redon to Nantes. 79 miles.

Well I was really enjoying my day, until it came to camping tonight!

I thought it was rather busy in Nantes as I cycled through earlier, and I found out why when I got to the campsite.

Castle tree
It’s a tree castle!

There’s a jazz festival going on, which is all well and good, apart from it gives everyone the excuse to bump their prices up, and when I say bump, I mean more like stick a rocket under it and see how high we can go!

Chateau
Chateau de la Bretesch

After hearing the poor little girl trying to justify the price tonight to me. Telling me about the jazz festival, I thought there’s not a lot of point in trying to look anywhere else! So reluctantly I stayed and camped.

Man smiling
Crossing the bridge at Saint-Naziere

Now what you have to remember is that this not just any ordinary campsite, this is a 5 star campsite!And I’m also on a premier pitch, for which I get, electricity, a barbecue, sun loungers, a table bench, a TV aerial point and a fridge all in a little shed! And it’s only cost me €50! 50 bloody euros! I’ve paid less to stop in hotels!

How they can justify it is beyond me! But I suppose all the time there’s idiots like me willing to pay it!!

Tent shed bench
This is what €50 buys you! At least Passepartou had a place to stay!

As I said earlier it’s been a good day, apart from tonight! I started off following the Nantes to Brest canal, then it was onto country roads. The only busy road was when I crossed over the Loire at Saint-Nazaire and then once over it was all cycle paths.

2 Replies to “Friday 30th August. Redon to Nantes. 79 miles.”

  1. 50 euros! You should have had breakfast for that. Still, you’re on your way out in the French countryside you lucky dog. How’s the saddle holding up? You don’t even mention the hip.

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