After our short stay in Vendée we headed towards Paris, but we weren't staying in the city. In 2006/07 two French guys had visited our farm and we wanted to catch up with them and visit their farms in France. Olivier lives only 40 kilometres from Paris, so we found a "chambres d'hôtes" (B&B) not too far away from his farm.
When we arrived at the place we were to stay my heart sank. It was in the main street of a village and looked quite bland from outside. But as they say, you can't judge a book by it's cover.
Once inside the automatic gate we found a lovely group of buildings and beautifully decorated rooms. The room upstairs where the girls stayed was particularly cute with its small door which was just the right size for kids (they didn't have to stoop to go through) and low sloping ceiling built under the pitch of the roof. We discovered that the hosts had three girls about the same age as our girls and so they soon found all manner of toys to play with. There was also a dog which reminded me very much of my old dog (Raffin) and Hugh enjoyed playing with her.
La Kasine in Fleurines, and then the girls didn't want to leave. While there we went to a few tourist attractions, as well as visiting Olivier's family farm.