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Sep 5, 2016 - Day Eight: auxerre and the power in slowing down

Day eight- auxerre and slowing down After another amazing breakfast, this time with french toast. Yes bread consumption goes on, and i know my middle is expanding in consequence. We decided to recognize labor day with some morning downtime since the maison's setting was so peaceful. Eric read, i updated this journal, drank tea, admired the view, and went to visit thierry and anne's horses and ponies. Only one came out to see me (it was raining, after all) and we had a chat and he tried to walk me to where the fence was not electrified so i...

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Sep 4, 2016 - Day seven: Chablis

After an amazing breakfast a the maison (croissants, baguettes, ham, cheese, coffee, fruit) we headed into town to check out the sunday market day. More than a typical farmers' market, this was a flea market, and a farmers' market with a bit of a livestock sale thrown in. One could buy furniture, mattresses, cheese, jams, olives, clothing, jewelry, hats, rugs, live rabbits, live birds, produce, dvds, purses, and scarves. Clearly this was also a social thing as groups of people stood around in clusters chatting, and people brought their...

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Sep 3, 2016 - Day six part three: Chablis

We had a quick drive via the A6 to chablis. A much smaller town than Beaune, Chablis is a one trick pony. She is all about the mineral-infused white wine made from chardonnay grapes, and like most people here it is what we came for. While there's no moat and its not on a hill, the town does have walls and castle-like entrances. This time we are staying in a chambre d' hote (what the french call a b&b) just outside of town. On our way to it we pass a charming campground (i'm not joking -- it had a little bridge and flowers surrounding the...

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May 27, 2014 - Chablis Day 2

We had arranged to depart the hotel at 0845 hrs for a light breakfast in Chablis before driving to Auxerre. The town is very quiet, the air is cool and we find a cafe to complete the coffee/ croissant morning routine. The local patisserie next door supplies the au pain chocolat that our cafe doesn't have for a next to nothing price. They are excellent; light and crispy. The drive to Auxerre is a 25 min run for the 21 km and free underground parking is quite easily found next to the outdoor market at the Place de l'Arquebuse. This market is...

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May 26, 2014 - Chablis

Dinner last night at an authentic French country restaurant was recommended to us by the Chateau staff. It was 3 kms from the Chateau and appeared as one of a dozen buildings isolated amongst grain paddocks and tree copses. The first impression was amazement that anyone could have a restaurant in such a remote place. The second impression matched our expectations of the classic French country restaurant. The dining room was large with hand hewed timber bearers, joists and floor boards ( no two the same size or shape) from the upper storey...

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Aug 12, 2010 - Synagogues and cathedrals as tourist attractions

July 27, 2010 Marianne: 0ne of the reasons we were in France, along with a desire to visit our friends and a love of things French, was for Steve to check out what could have once been a medieval synagogue in Chablis, for an on-going project. He had written a woman who was the supposed contact person for this newly renovated building, but had gotten no answer. So we went there, figuring if we did not have success in finding her, at least we could visit a historic wine village. A number of our companions decided to tag along. So we had quite...

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