Category Archives: Chalon sur Saone

Lunch at Bernard’s – Our French Friendships continue

We met Bernard at Rodgers New Year’s Party. Bernard kindly invited us to Sunday lunch at his home – another new French experience for us. Advertisements

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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!

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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

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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

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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.

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Sunday Afternoon Cycle in Chalon- a Simple Pleasure

Yesterday we decided to explore the North Bank of the Saone by bicycle. We went eastwards as from the map we could see that there was an old port and the junction where the Canal du Centre meets the Saone … Continue reading

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