Today’s our last day overseas – heading home tomorrow morning our time from Heathrow. While the weather has been typically a London summer, plenty of rain and very little sun, we still managed to fit in some last minute shopping, … Continue reading
Little needs to be written about the beauty of the architecture of Paris but in all our years of coming to France, we have never actually done a boat trip on the Seine. Well perhaps maybe 4o+ years ago when we … Continue reading
One of Tony’s former bosses, ex-Tasmanian premier Doug Lowe had a great philosophy travelling and checking everything out. “We must go in because we may never pass this way again.” Well it didn’t actually relate to shopping, it was more … Continue reading
Today’s trip was a sombre reminder of the men who fought bravely and who died during World War 1 fighting off the Germans for the French. The battlefields of the Somme are a stark reminder of how brave were … Continue reading
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Today was a day of discovering the Marais district although we did end up in Bastille and as a result, are now enjoying a ‘feet up’ recuperation. This is such a pretty area though, and we are thrilled to be staying here rather … Continue reading
The drive from Beaune to Paris was uneventful – plenty of freeway, tolls and nothing much else. However hitting Paris was another level altogether. Traffic. Traffic. And more traffic. And our GPS let us down horrendously. Yes it got us … Continue reading
Today we toured the Burgundy region with acclaimed Tasmanian wine maker and national wine judge, Greg Melick who owns Pressing Matters in the Coal River Valley, and who was obviously the best tour guide of a wine region one could have. Greg … Continue reading
Well Beaune is another quite beautiful spot. We had a lovely walk around the village and dinner at La Grilladine in the centre of the city. My first experience of escargot, which was very tasty although saltier than my palate is used … Continue reading
Just arrived at our chateau just outside Beaune (pronounced ‘bon’). A beautiful respite here at the Chateau de Challanges once again, but up several notches from our previous accommodation. Big kudos to the other half who found this oasis online. Here are a couple of photos … Continue reading
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Today was one to test the tastebuds. We visited the markets in Les Halles Avignon, which while impressive were by no means comparable to the markets of Barcelona which we visited last year (posts still to be updated!). We then … Continue reading