2017 E5 walk, day 51: Verneuil-sur-Avre (zero-day)
I got up, returned the room key, and headed across the plaza to the Café de la Paix for decaf and croissants. After that, I stopped by the church and put a donation in the box.
The hotel didn’t open for checkins until mid-afternoon, so I started the day by following a self-guided tour of Verneuil.
After the tour, I ate lunch (not too much this time!) and then strolled the town some more.
Eventually I visited the medieval festival, the reason I hadn’t been able to find a room the previous night. It was entirely charming.
I checked into the Hôtel du Saumon at mid-afternoon, after which I took refuge from the day’s heat in the laundromat. I then scouted boulangeries for the next morning, and restocked on groceries.
By the time I was done, the town was clearing out. Many restaurants had closed after the festival (I assume in exhaustion), and I ended up eating dinner a couple doors down from the hotel at Pizza Plus. Afterwards, I strolled the town a little more, and then slept well.