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Monthly Archives: November 2014
Trip back to Ireland and meeting the Irish Police (Garda)
For the last week we have been back in Ireland. I borrowed my mother in law’s car and it got broken into by thieves so I had to call the Irish Police. Two weeks ago I was with the French … Continue reading
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How 17th Century Lyon History – got me in trouble
Last Friday morning we visited the History of Lyon Museum. As I worked my way up the museum floors from Roman times to 14th, 15th 16th century, Nuala kept saying we need to leave for the airport. I kept saying … Continue reading
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Visit to Lyon- Very Impressive – We will have to go back
Last week we spent a night and day in Lyon. It’s the third largest city in France. We decided to stop over on our way to the airport for a return trip to Ireland. We got a pleasant surprise!
Mansion in a Cave- Reignac Castle
When we were in the Tourist Office in Sarlat, we were told about a castle built in a rock cliff face, called Maison Forte du Reignac at Tursac. So we decided, as it sounded so unusual and although out of our … Continue reading
People we have met at the Marina in Chalon sur Saone
After six weeks in Chalon we have settled in well and have met most of our neighbours French, English and Swiss. There is great community spirit amongst boaters.
A visit to Sarlat
Last week we went to visit Sarlat. The reason for the visit was that a friend owns a holiday home there and he offered us the use of it. In our free and easy Gap Year lifestyle, it was an … Continue reading
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Tuesday 11th November was a public holiday in France
We knew it was a bank holiday but did not know why. We were on the boat, when at about 10.30am, I heard the sound of a marching band. I looked up and I could see people with flags marching along … Continue reading
River Saone in Flood- Water rises two meters!
We left on Monday to visit Sarlat for three days. We were amazed to return to Chalon to find the Saone River in flood and a lot of the ground around the Marina was under water.
Posted in C'est La Vie - The Boat, On the Journey, Places visited Tagged flooding in Chalons, saone river, Saone River floods, Sarlat 4 Comments
Has anyone heard of Prosper Mérimée (1803- 1870) or André Malraux (1901-1976)? Well I for one owe them a deep sense of gratitude.
Nuala and I have had a great time exploring France visiting cities and historic buildings. In various guide books when visiting places , credit for saving a particular building or town has been given to either of these two men.
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Chalon sur Saone- The dream took a bit of a battering this week.
We have been delighted with our winter moorings in Chalon but on Friday and Saturday we got a reality check.