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Saumur market

saumur24Day 2 turned out to be brilliantly sunny so we began with a walk to the Saturday market, crossing the magical river Loire as we went. Very hard to resist stopping every few yards for another photo opportunity, it was such a seductive view. And then we couldn’t resist the chance to put our own seductive selves in the frame as well.

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Then it was on to Nantes, where we met Martine and Geoff, Luc’s parents, and his brother Marc for lunch at their lovely home situated in park-like grounds, where we had the opportunity to try another couple of superb regional wines, both a rose and a red. After a delicious lunch sampling produce from their local market, it was time to head for the airport to catch the Ryan Air flight back to Dublin, with a detour to see the famous mechanical Elephant of Nantes. Just a shame the queues were a bit long as we would have been very keen for a ride. Maybe next time…

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