Arrondissement de Montbard

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  • Day316

    Picnic with chocolate

    September 8, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    My host administers the site "Friends of Burgundy", consisting of American and English expats. One of the first events they organised was a wine tasting / picnic to which I was invited. The winery by Alise Sainte Reine is relatively new. It was started by a wealthy surgeon from Lyon who died after spending his money establishing the vines but before he could sample any of his vintages. His wife took over, although since she lives ion an island off Madagascar, she doesn't have much to do with the day to day operation.
    The day itself was cold and overcast, the only such day this month, but we could use one of their halls so all went well. The wines were forgettable.
    The nearby town is Flavigny-sur-Ozerain where the film "Chocolat"was filmed, so here are some shots to remind you of it.
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  • Day23

    J 11 - L 7/09 - Saulieu (21)

    September 7 in France ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    Rude journée. Le Morvan est joli mais ne fait pas de cadeau aux pauvres cyclistes au long cours. 54 km et beaucoup de dénivelé. Changé chambre à air R2 pour 2ème fois (poreuse ? à vérifier). Elle s´est bien comportée aujourd'hui. Pas de concert prévu ce jour, ni obtenu d'hébergement, donc camping à la sortie de Saulieu, joli village assez cossu avec tous ses hôtels et restaurants + ou - réputés, dont celui de Bernard Loiseau. Allez, dodo.Read more

  • Day14

    Abbaye de Fontenay

    September 19, 2015 in France ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    Another nice day on the horizon and we have a tour booked to get out in the country and see some of the country. Our tour guide is actually an american, Steve (or Stevie in French :) ) and we are the only two customers. That american accent is easy to understand without having to concentrate so we are good to go.

    Our first stop is a beautiful, old village, Flavigny-sur-Ozerain. It is somewhat famous as the town that the film 'Chocolate' was filmed in, but I'm not at all sure that much was actually done there. It is old though, and is certainly interesting to walk around and explore.

    Next stop is the Abbaye de Fontenay which claims to be the world's oldest Cistercian site (whatever that means) and is not only very beautiful and peaceful, but UNESCO heritage listed as well.

    Finally a stop at Semur-en-Auxois, a commune of the Côte-d'Or complete with castle walls and photo opportunities every way you looked. The two guys fishing were quite uninterested in whether they were in the photo or not.

    All in all a good day out!!
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