France
Arrondissement de Mâcon

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  • Day17

    Cormatin

    September 14, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Today we went to a castle called Chateau Cormatin. Beside the castle there was a large maze and the Paisleys had a lot of fun running around in it. In the center of the maze there is a tower and you can see how lost everyone is. At the end we played hide and seek and when it was time to go, we found Chloe in a small corner of the maze. Here are a few pics of the maze.Read more

  • Day17

    Cormatin and Cluny

    September 14, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Once again we were treated to a warm welcome, this time in Cormatin, about 15k south of Cluny. Our friends Yohann and Clara (who we met three summers ago on their world cycle tour) greeted us with a wonderful surprise! Two had become three with the arrival of their beautiful son Alyosha. For three days we lived in a lovely little house and experienced small town and rural France at its absolute best. A highlight was a gathering of their friends in a pasture with a campfire and food to share. Celeste, an accomplished horse trainer, treated us all to a demonstration of her skills with her three horses. I wish we had pictures or video of this spectacle, but we were all too mesmerized to consider capturing the moment.Read more

  • Day9

    First Afternoon in Lyon

    September 26, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    How exciting to be in Lyon, France’s fastest growing city! Now it is number 3, behind Paris and Marseille, but right now Lyon and Bordeaux are both increasing in population and commerce faster than most other cities in Europe. Despite its recent growth, Lyon is still part of Provence, and it still retains that quiet, slower-paced life that eludes city dwellers. There are two universities here and a bicycle path that stretches from Germany to the Mediterranean Sea. In some ways Lyon has been the gateway between Germany and France, at least as far as culture, art, and politics are concerned. We are safely onboard our new home, the Viking Delling, and are looking forward to visiting the old city tomorrow.Read more

  • Day10

    Paris to Beaujolais

    May 27, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    On the road by 9:30 and Olie had to deal with some pretty intense (not "in tents", love that one) traffic leaving Paris, but we made it!

    Services stop a few hours in and back on the road. We cruise past quite a few wineries in the Burgundy region. Interesting facts: France is the #3 wine producer behind Italy and Spain, 60% of the grapes here are harvested by machine, which means there still quite a bit of manual harvesting. There's also quite a lot of farms - grains and cattle, but they appear significantly smaller than what we'd be used to in Canada.

    There's poppies growing in fields along the way!

    Something else about the ride... Great tunes, singing, and getting to know each other better!
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  • Day1

    Exhaustion & Wine

    May 19, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    To be perfectly honest, the preface to this entire section of text should be the name of the absolute angel whom I was looking forward to seeing most on this trip. But you don’t serve dessert before the main course (I sometimes do though, because ‘m an adult, and I can) so I decided to save the best till later.

    So the French holiday began in a Yotelair pod, I suppose, which was a blessing. A small room with a shower and a bed was an absolute palace after the nightmare of an 8-hour flight surrounded by screaming children, and the warm water washing away the exhaustion, coupled with about four hours of good, horizontal, sleep, were the magical treat that allowed us to get onto the next part of the journey. Allons-y!

    Although getting back up at 13:00 to catch our flight felt rough, I know Sam and I both felt better for it. And genuinely speaking, at £60 it was more than I have got in London hotel rooms that cost closer to the £100. We got unlimited complimentary hot drinks. We were a five minute walk from our terminal. If that. Need I say more?

    After getting some healthy food and healthy juice to a) quell the incoming hanger and b) start fixing the absolute snowball effect that was health in Florida, we got on the plane. It was an uneventful flight. My sense of dread at landing back in London was quickly overtaken by my happiness at taking-off for another part of Europe.

    In Lyon, in our little Toyota Aygo, we happily drove through beautiful rolling countryside, and quaint little towns. The lights was gorgeous, the temperature was perfectly warm and had that Mediterranean dryness to it, and I was home (even though, after checking, we were still a 5-hour drive from the actual Med).

    We got to Casa Josh without a hiccup, to be greeted by DOUGAL!!! This was no surprise. I had been informed of the presence of my four-legged canine friend well in advance, Josh knowing full well that his presence would be a major factor in my attendance to his family’s beautiful place. His oversized paws clicking on the wooden floors as he scrambled around, his lovely almost-too-long legs flapping around in excitement. It was great to see him. Josh too, of course.

    We had a wonderfully Mediterranean dinner (other than the microwaved whole chicken that was, to the end, slightly pink) courtesy of the other guests of the vineyard home who we were to be spending the next three lovely days. Cheese, fuet, salad and wine. What else could one ask for?

    The sweet respite of sleep. Goodnight, sweet prince (morbid, I know).
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