Arrondissement de Bourg-en-Bresse

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  • Day10

    The Medieval Town of Pérouges

    September 27 in France

    Until the middle of the fifteenth century the medieval town of Pérouges was destroyed and rebuilt countless times. Since then the town has remained the same. It was an overnight stop for travelers going from Switzerland or Germany until the construction of the railroad in the middle of the nineteenth century. Then the town simply fell asleep with only eight inhabitants at the beginning of the twentieth century. The lovely old medieval town was rediscovered and restored. About 1000 people live there now, and it typifies everything beautiful about medieval France.Read more

  • Day11

    Chateau de Flecheres

    September 28 in France

    Two men decided they would buy a sixteenth century château and restore it. Buying it was not a problem, but restoring it has taken a lifetime. The previous owner, a member of the French mafia, destroyed some of the fabric of the building and many of the records. The sixteenth century owners became Protestants, and for many years this chateau served as the meeting place for French Huguenots. Now the building is beautiful, but the new owners are still furnishing it. Some of the elaborate pieces have simply vanished in the mists of history. A parquet floor, once stolen from the house has been recovered. It shows the former opulence of the place. Nevertheless, the house is lovely, and the current owners are to be commended for their efforts. After the tour the owner treated us to a torte and champagne in the main parlor. What a delightful afternoon!Read more

  • Day21

    Wir sind seit etwa 2 Stunden auf dem Weg nach Lyon. Die letzte Nacht haben wir in Belleville-sur-Saone verbracht und sind dort abends in einem super schönen, kleinen Restaurant namens 'La Guinguette' direkt an unserer Anlegestelle eingekehrt . Hier haben wir es uns bei einem leckeren Essen (das Entrecote ist sehr zu empfehlen) und Rotwein gut gehen lassen und gefeiert, dass wir schon so weit gekommen sind:-)

    Vor 2 Tagen hatten wir Besuch von der französischen Wasserschutzpolizei. Das ist kein Witz. Einer der Beamten ist während der Fahrt zu uns rübergehüpft und hat unsere Papiere und notwendige Ausstattung kontrolliert. Dabei ist ihm aufgefallen, dass wir keinen Feuerlöscher haben. Gregor meinte daraufhin, wir hätten ja zwei Wassereimer und der Polizist hat sich kaputt gelacht und uns seine Emailadresse gegeben; wenn wir ihm innerhalb von 2 Wochen den Kaufbeleg für den Feuerlöscher schicken, gibt's auch keine Strafe. Außerdem brauchen wir auch noch eine neue Schwimmweste, weil bei der einen das CE-Siegel fehlt (Wahrscheinlich gab es das damals noch nicht, denn die Weste ist genauso alt wie 'Shippy', sprich über 40 Jahre alt).
    Zum Abschied haben die beiden Polizisten uns noch freundlich gewunken und uns eine schöne Reise gewünscht. Die Welt ist wirklich voller netter Menschen:-)

    Heute gegen 17 Uhr werden wir voraussichtlich in Lyon ankommen, die Stadt soll wirklich schön sein und das Panorama von Lyon vom Wasser aus soll einen fantastischen Anblick bieten (Nach Steves Aussage sogar der schönste nach dem Panorama von Paris).

    PS: Auf der Saone ist es beim Schleusen Pflicht eine Schwimmweste zu tragen. #orangeisthenewnaked
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  • Day11

    Jour 1 : Sainte croix

    May 28, 2016 in France

    Première journée de notre voyage. Dur dur...475kms ! La journee la plus longue.
    La première partie a ete tres tres arrosée. Deux groupes : en partance de Paris et de Tours. Point de ralliement Toucy. On a tous pris la pluie jusqu a Toucy... un truc de dingue !!! Des trombes d eau !!!!
    Finalement en partant de toucy , le soleil a fait son apparition jusqu a la fin de notre voyage.
    Un superbe roadbook dans le morvan , au trop chaud par moment.
    Arrivé le soir a 18h15 a notre auberge. Le soir repas au resto...super amviance
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  • Day13

    Last night the rain had stopped so we sat outside in the sun talking and eating. When we went to bed the sky was clear and a dimming blue. But an hour later it started raining again, pretty hard too. It was windy and rainy on and of all night. We left our bikes near the tent which was a bad idea as they has blown over and some of my stuff was wet.

    I have had tonsillitis since the beginning, it was really mild at the start but every morning lately is getting worse and today was no exception. So much pain and discomfort. I was a bit grumpy as i know I have to wait a day or two to see a doctor. Michelle said I was even snoring!!

    We packed up at our usual speed, had a quick soup for breaky and went to the English couple Andrew and Sue's place for coffee, and second breakfast too. They were so nice, we sat outside and talked for a while, they had an amazing view over rolling country side. Then it rained again, so we put our bikes in their shed and went to the lounge room for another coffee.

    We set of around 1pm for Mâcon. I pushed my bike up all the hard hills, I'm just to sick and tired to be bothered biking up then and it gave my bum a nice rest. There were again some awesome down hills! At the cross roads we could go only a few km more to cluny and see a doctor today or another 20 and see one tomorrow. We decided to push on, the rest was down hill anyways with bike paths. There was even an awesome tunnel! As we rolled closer we sent warm showers requests and searched campsites. We made it to the center and had a drink when one called us back!

    Benoit invited us to stay with him and his wife. His parents were also there and surprisingly spoke English. His wife was also quite pregnant, very exciting. They were lovely and let us use their kitchen for dinner and gave us breakfast. The did tell me that all doctors will be close tomorrow due to the Bastille day, so I would have to go to the hospital, or wait until Monday (another 5 days. I don't think so).
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