The day after that much-needed R&R, since we knew the weather was going to be bad again, we decided to drive into Belgium just for the day, hoping that the skies over there were blue and not grey!
We drove to Chimay, a lovely town in Belgium not far from the French border. As you can see, the weather was no different in France! It was lunch time by the time we arrived and the plan was to look for a restaurant where we can have some mussels, frits and Belgian beer. I love the Belgian Belgos restaurant in London, you see. I wanted to have a taste of it in its home country. But was in for a disappointment. It was a sunday and the few restaurants that were open, didn’t serve them.
But all wasn’t lost. Had a taste of Chimay beer and it was delish!
We went around the little town in the rain and took shelter inside this very old church.
And when the weather improved, headed out doors once again.
There really wasn’t much to see, because it was a Sunday and most shops, restaurants and tourist places were shut. But in spite of that, still enjoyed our little drive into Belgium.
On our way back into France, I just had to take a photo of the old, boarded-up border control between Belgium and France. I wonder, when was the last time this was used?
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Have a lovely week ahead folks!