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  • Day465

    Chalon sur Saone and Seurre

    July 1, 2020 in France ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Fortunately with our previous nights stop being moved closer we were able to moor up in the marina and make it to the morning market in front of St Pierre church. We did another of the self guided tours, this one was well marked unlike the one in Tournus that we kept loosing. For me the most memorable sights were the Doyenne tower and Mothe House. The Tower because it was sold and taken down in 1907 to go to Paris for auction, fortunately a wealthy American bought it and gave it back to the commune. The House because of how it looked stone arches on ground floor and wooden half timbered above. The cathedrals was also impressive as they all are, the Church is seriously loaded. We also experienced a little culture as we were able to visit a photography museum. Nicéphore-Niepce was born in Chalon and was the forerunner in inventing photography as we know it. We also found time for a little food shopping. The next morning we fueled up, and met some Brits who actually live in France they were relocating a hire boat. We stopped for lunch at Verdun sur Doubs so we could add another river to our list, we had thought about stopping but if we did that they wanted us to moor stern too and John wasn’t happy about having and dive platform acting as a fender, ( there was nothing at all to keep the bow out). We ended up at Seurre and met the Brits again, it was good to chat. We have seen lots of charolais cattle, herons, storks, egrets, swallows, and buzzards over the last few days and heard a lot of large fish flapping around. This was also the day we started to see more pleasure traffic on the river about 9 boats most private but two hire, one captain seemed to be playing dodgems with his hire boat.Read more

  • Day464


    June 30, 2020 in France ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    We enjoyed our stay at Macon and using the air con unit but must journey on, so up to Tournus for a look around. We would have liked to go up the Canal de Pont de Vaux but 1 it was too shallow and 2 we were too high. I suggested leaving the boat on the waiting pontoon just before the first lock and riding up but then no other boats could use pontoon. Tournus had more beautiful old buildings the most impressive size wise was the Abbey church of St Philibert with its crypt cloisters and various other buildings. FromTournus we headed through Ormes lock it wasn’t very high but was very turbulent. I’m glad Take Five is heavy and steel. We had hoped to overnight on the halte fluvial at Pont d’Ouroux but it’s silted up and too,shallow for us so a bit closer to Chalon and we anchored in an officially authorized anchorage stop much to the annoyance of some fishermen there. Boy do these guys take their fishing seriously, they’ve set up mini campsites like the Herm permanent pitches, main tent, pagoda, fire pit, toilet tent, solar shower and bins hanging from different trees and 5-6 rods on special supports, dinghies with fish finders and electric motors and all the other fishing gubbins nets spares etc.Read more

  • Day29

    letzter Zwischenstopp auf dem Heimweg

    August 17, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌧 20 °C

    Nach einigen Irrfahrten vom letzten CP zur Autobahn , etlichen km Stau und einem letzten Einkauf sind wir jetzt in Tournus auf einem schönen Platz bei strömendem Regen und essen unser letztes Entrecote in Frankreich.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Tournus, トゥールニュ, Турню, Tinortium, Turniu, 71700