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Sep 1, 2019 - Canals and architecture

Friday 16 August Continued further north and dropped anchors (fore and aft) opposite Tournus, which is a lovely village with very impressive and diverse architecture and an abbey (which is celebrating is millennium). Saturday 17 – 18 August Long trip today and going through 2 locks we found a space on the pontoon at the village Seurre. On the Sunday there was a bric-a-brac/ antiques market where there were stalls covering streets and streets around the riverside. It’s amazing what stuff people try to sell. The place was heaving. Had a...

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Summer 2019

Jul 6, 2016 - Macon

Our bike ride started this morning at 8.30 and then the boat moved as well to Marcon. We followed the river for the 37klms on a bike path and finished our bike ride this morning at about 11.30. I did not fall off. The bikes have a battery in them and are quite heavy at the back and I had terrible trouble getting started. My legs just do not seem to have any strength in them these days. As a family we all went out on our bikes for bike rides when the kids were youngsters, and I even had Chris as a toddler on the back of my bike. I never had...

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May 17, 2016 - Macon

This morning we had a light breakfast delivered to our cabin by our butler Istran (or Steve as he likes to be called). Sat on the balcony in the sunshine (but a cool 10C) with a coffee and delicious breakfast and made our way to the lobby at 8:15 to board our coach to retrace our steps for an hour to where the boat should have docked last night if the Rhone wasn't so high. Drove through the little town of Bagnol, then stopped for about 30 minutes in the lovely little (pop. 80) town of Oingt (pronounced wah...like the baby cry, or someone...

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Sep 3, 2015 - Cluny and on to Lyon

We had breakfast as usual this morning and then boarded a bus for a village called Cluny. We stopped on the way for photos of a castle owned by the Countess of Mielle. It had a spectacular aspect on a hill. Cluny today is a sleepy little town disturbed only by tourists and some horse breeders, but once it was the centre of Christian work with an abbey and hospital that cared for 1200 patients with a monastery of monks who cared for the poor and indigent. Since water was not safe, its vineyards supplied enough wine for a litre and half daily...

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France & Rome

Aug 22, 2013 - Macon 21 Aug 13

This morning in Macon we had an organised tour of the town which is situated close to the wine regions of Maconnaise and Beaujolais. We saw a lovely church (lots of them in France) called Cathedrale St Vincent; built in the 13th century and then a great walk around the old town with its very narrow streets. After lunch on the boat, I took a tour to the Chardonnay vineyards and the Chateau Pierre Clos while Sandy had a lazy afternoon on the boat. I had a wine tasting at the Chateau and enjoyed the wonderful views from the high narrow roads...

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May 1, 2012 - Burgundy wine tasting and relaxing (1-5 May)

After leaving Dijon, I was on my way to the exit portion of my trip. The much anticipated Burgundy wine tasting and sightseeing.  In my definition, Burgundy starts in Dijon and ends in Lyon( I include Beaujolais even though its included in the Rhone region on maps). I got to ride through the villages of marsannay, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot,  Ladoix, and other villages of the Cote de nuits the first day. I stayed in a hotel in beaune that night and went for  a great dinner and a night stroll before heading home to my room...

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Nov 2, 2010 - Macon

Mark decides to go to the ‘Cote du Rhone’ to ‘visit’ some wineries at the base of the Alps but, alas, we cannot find any so we turn around and head to the Beaujolais wine district and realize that, hey, they plant the vines on the side of the mountains and the flat land is used for other agricultural endeavors and livestock. Mark has just realizes that vin comes from the word vine – he’s so English! Anyway, we head back north and decided to pass through Lyon, the second largest city in France and then we continue to Macon. It’s a lovely...

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Jul 29, 2007 - Prisse (near Macon) - biking bandits

I must start this entry by saying that our stay in the tiny village of Prisse and the Macon area of Burgundy in France is among our favourites on this epic travel adventure. Admittedly we've visited at the best time of year - everything is lush and green, the grapes are beginning to plump out on the vines and the weather is just beautiful. We began our stay here with a mini freak out. We were staying at a beautiful bed and breakfast in Prisse - a tiny village about 6km from Macon where our train arrived. One of the couple who own and run...

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