Thomas and Antoine have prepared for us a meeting at the border of the Ile de France and Normandy between the Seine Valley and the Eure Valley.
The traditional picnic takes place on the banks of the Seine at La Roche-Guyon, once is not customary by the discovery Saturday morning of the museum of natural mechanics in Giverny.
The master of the house tells us the story of a passion started in 1955. His father, Adolphe GUILLEMARD threshing contractor and agricultural mechanic passed on to his children his know-how and his passion for old mechanics. All the engines on display are functional, each with its own story mixed with anecdotes more unusual than the others.
In the afternoon, we start with a guided tour of the Château de la Roche-Guyon. From the rooms carved in the rock through the lounges, up to the climb to the tower (110 meters of elevation), this castle mixing several architectures throughout his history gives us his secrets.
We then take the road to stop at Claude Monet's house and enjoy the garden still very flowery despite the season well advanced.
After a night at the Mont-Vernon hotel, a discovery rally course awaits the participants. This is, thanks to a road-type rally, to go to the hamlet of Chanu by the left bank of the Eure, without forgetting to observe the environment to answer the photo questionnaire given to everyone.
In Chanu, the owner of the Commandery of the Knights Templar will share with us the history of the place and the 30 years to restore the site in a very beautiful way.
Finally we finish the stay with a lunch at the Moulin du Béchêt in a typical setting of Normandy architecture.
Photo credit: Thomas S. Armelle A. François L.