Refering to your continuing article on O.J.’s diaries. “Motoring as it was”, in the March 1986 issue, my family and I travel through “Brandyland” virtually every year. Last August we stayed a night in a new. 2 star hotel on the outskirts of Saintes. The cost, 330 francs, about £28.50, for 3, including breakfast, but unfortunately not dinner, as they had yet to recruit restaurant staff. Dinner was enjoyed in a small restaurant in Saintes, for about 180 francs, about £15.50, if memory serves me correct.
The previous year, a night’s stay in a 3 star hotel in Chatellerault (near Tours), including dinner and breakfast, cost 445 francs. about £38.50. again for three.
Comfortable, modest hotels may be enjoyed in France, and at least the roads have vastly improved, what a pity ours are not as good!
I hope that this will allow cost comparison.
Kenton. BRIAN DOUGLAS Middlesex