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Monthly Archives: January 2015
Following the Saone and Rhone Rivers to the Mediterranean
Nuala and I decided before we leave France that we would drive by car along the rivers and follow them to the sea. We have now reached Fos- sur- Mer and the sea.
Visit to Autun – an ancient Roman City
Silhouette, Roger’s barge was in the shipyard in St Jean de Losne. As the repairs were completed, he asked us could we bring him and Elham to St Jean so they could bring the boat back to Chalon. We used … Continue reading
Posted in Chalon sur Saone, People We have Meet on the Gap Year, Places visited Tagged Augustodunum, Autun, Autun Hotel de Ville, Beaune, burgundy, Cathedral St Lazare Autun, Chalon, Church of Notre Dame, Emperor Augustus, Lycée Bonaparte, Morvan Mountains, Porte St.-André and Porte d'Arroux, Romanesque Architecture, Saone-et-Loire department, St Jean de Losne, Temple of Janus, the Amphitheatre in Autun Leave a comment
Visit to Dijon City Capital of Cote –d’Or
When Marc was here we made a return visit to Dijon, 70km and one hour away from Chalon. Cote d’Or and its capital Dijon, was home to the Dukes of Burgundy from the early 11th until the late 15th century. Dijon … Continue reading
Posted in Experiences on the Canals, family visit the boat, French Food & Wine, On the Journey, Places visited Tagged Canal de Bourgogne, Cote d’Or, dijon, dijon mustard, Duchy of Burgundy, gargoyles on notre dame, Jacquemart Clock, Jardin Darcy, John the Fearless and Philip the Bold, Muséé des Beaux Arts, Notre Dame, owl trail Dijon, palace of the dukes of Burgundy, Palais de Ducs, Place Darcy, Place du Theatre and the Palais des Ducs et des Etats de Bourgogne., Porte Guilaume, Swiss and Imperial armies in 1513, The Covered Market, The flanders War, the harbour in Dijon, the history of Dijon 1 Comment
Weather in Chalon Sur Saone
Living on a boat for the winter in the middle of France had us worried at the start, but it’s turned out to be a very mild winter here in Chalon Sur Saone. At home in Ireland this week it … Continue reading
Return Visit to Lyon City to collect Marc
My son Marc arrived in Lyon Airport yesterday to come and stay with us. Lyon City is 128km (about an hour and a half by car) away from Chalon Sur Saone. Nuala and I set of early in the day … Continue reading
Trip on an 84 -year old Barge Silhouette to Saint Jean du Losne- I could not resist
Rodger Collins had to take his barge Silhouette to St Jean du Losne for repairs and I could not resist asking him if I could come with him. So I signed on as temporary deck hand.
Hi Ho Hi Ho- It’s off to work we go!
We have only five weeks left on the boat before we return home for good. We have had a great adventure and year off. The year has flown and now it’s back to reality so I spent this week polishing … Continue reading
Our social life in Chalon- is wonderful.
Last Friday our boat neighbour Thierry and his partner Marie Ange invited us to dinner on their boat. What a Burgundy feast!