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  • Day17


    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

  • Day1

    Stellplatz auf dem Bauernhof

    January 6 in France ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    Unser erstes Zwischenziel auf dem Weg in den Süden haben wir erreicht. Auf der Terre Ferme haben wir einen Stellplatz gefunden. Der Holländische Betreiber hat uns freundlich empfangen und sich für das feuchtkalte Wetter entschuldigt.

  • Day7

    Clermont-Ferrand - Paray-le-Monial

    August 23, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Boah! Sind wir geschafft! 😥😰
    Heute ging es über 165 km 🚴‍♀️ von Clermont-Ferrand nach Paray-le-Monial in glühender Hitze🌞🌞🌞.
    Landschaftlich war die Gegend eher langweilig. Landwirtschaft, viel 🌽 und Sonnenblumen 🌻, gelegentlich 🐂 und 🐎🐎. Der letzte Abschnitt ging dann entlang eines Kanals, auf dem gemütlich 🛥 dümpelten und Angler 🐟 ihr El-Dorado gefunden haben.
    Im Hotel hat uns dann das Begleiterteam mit gekühltem 🍺 Überrascht. Mit Sicherheit die beste Idee 💡des Tages.
    Der Abend kann noch lustig werden 😜🤪.
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  • Day28

    Gannay sur Loire to Paray la Monial

    June 25, 2017 in France ⋅

    After 30km of rolling roads - the first real hills we've faced - we hit the tow path again and it was smooth sailing.
    At Bourbon-Lancy, we happened upon the local fresh marché and had the bright idea to buy some freshly cooked ham to put in our baguette for lunch. So we asked for 4 slices - well he saw us coming - they were the thickest slices I've ever seen and we walked away with 645gm of very nice ham. Hard to believe that we actually managed to squash most of it into one baguette.
    It was great to roll into Paray la Monial. We checked out the park for a small 2nd lunch (guess what of) and then enjoyed the town markets. A South American busker was playing the pan pipes, which we love, so we settled in with a panache to listen, before booking into our accommodation, which is right in the centre of this lovely, lively town.
    Many thanks to Knud and Erica for suggesting this top spot and the ride along the Canal De Centre.
    71km today, total 831km.
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  • Day29

    Paray le Monial 1

    June 26, 2017 in France ⋅

    Paray-Le-Monial is a pilgrimage town. As well as having the 11th-12th century Romanesque Basilica of the Sacred Heart and numerous other religious treasures, it is the home of the"visitation nun Margaret Mary " and a notable pilgrimage destination. We met some Irish travelers at breakfast this morning, who come every year for the festival of the Sacred Heart. The town is beautifully maintained and decorated with flower boxes. Parks, cloister gardens, outdoor churches designed with plane trees in the shape of a cross, etc make it a very pleasant spot for the religious and heathens alike. Unfortunately, the well regarded Hieron museum was closed today.
    We are staying at Inter-Hotel Hostellerie Des Trois Pigeons which is located perfectly, very nice, spacious and good value at AU$105 per night.
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  • Day5

    Grote Sieb

    May 21, 2016 in France ⋅

    Geluk bij een ongeluk... later volgt meer info!
    Hier de nieuwe info;) Wat een dramatisch begin van onze vakantie! Het begon allemaal met onze eerste stop. De camping was al een noodoplossing, omdat onze eerste keus gesloten was ivm een sterfgeval. Een andere optie bleek ineens gigantisch ver van de route te liggen. Dus dan maar op de bonnefooi het eerste het beste stadje ingecruisd. De kinderen waren op dat moment vrijwel onhandelbaar omdat ze het reizen beu waren... Kwamen wel eindelijk op een camping, bleek ie gesloten! Gelukkig was er een camperplek camping naastgelegen die het hele jaar geopend was. Even onze credit kaart gebruiken en klaar. NOT! !! Allebei onze kaarten werden niet geaccepteerd. Dus een opa-zweed aangesproken die ons wilde voorschieten. Wat een drama plek, maar goed. Volgende dag 08.00 vertrokken, konden we de camping niet af omdat we ons kaartje hadden weggepleurd! Moesten we een camping mannetje bellen die een half uur later kwam opdagen. Bleek dat de code was veranderd zodat ook hij de slagboom niet kon openen! Pfffff drie kwartier later uiteindelijk toch kunnen vertrekken. 4 km!!! voor de afslag van onze tweede stop, route du soleil afgesloten. Gigantisch ongeluk met 2 vrachtwagens. Via de vluchtstrook naar de bekende kuifje stop gereden en daar een uur of 4 vertoefd.
    Gisteren bij aankomst camping Le Heronniere voor het eerst ff gerelaxed. Lekker in een meer geplonsd en heeeeeeerlijk gegeten. Zodadelijk vertrekken we naar Valence, hopelijk ohne problemen!!
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  • Day10

    Paris to Beaujolais

    May 27, 2016 in France ⋅

    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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  • Day9

    First Afternoon in Lyon

    September 26, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 75 °F

    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

You might also know this place by the following names:

Département de Saône-et-Loire, Departement de Saone-et-Loire, Saône-et-Loire, Saona y Loira

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