June 13th 2018
We drove 161 miles today, the first half of the journey to our midday break was enjoyable and we kept to the minor roads which were almost traffic free. We stopped at an aire in Châteaudun for lunch, it was a beautiful spot next to the river underneath the Chateau, unfortunately we didn’t have time to explore the town so it is definitely on our list of places to return to.
We needed to fuel up and pulled into an Intermarche on the outskirts of the town, like many the fuel stations are unmanned and as had happened on occasions before it wouldn’t accept any of my cards to start the fuelling process. We continued the second part of our journey on main roads, this part I didn’t enjoy so much, and soon came across another large supermarket complex Carrefour where my card worked perfectly, bizarre. We drove round Chartre where we stayed a few years ago and then onto our stop for tonight Nonancourt another free aire with some electric hookups.
The aire is in the grounds of the Marie and it’s pleasant parkland with a river, in full flood, flowing through, we had a good walk around town, very pleasant buildings but unfortunately no bar open in the afternoon.