As it turned out, the northern part of France gets quite busy in this time of the year. We had to work a few adjustments into the route to fit it into availability schedule of hotels/gites on the way. I booked the first 8 days lodging at this point. This however could cause a potential problem in case the weather stops us from completing one of the planned days. Anna is strictly against the camping option, even in an emergency. According to the new route we will need to stay an extra day in Normandy and shorten the distances for the 2nd and 3rd days. We will stay in a small hamlet 9km West of Vimoutier and then cycle to L’Aigle, Senonches and finally Chartres on the way to Orleans.