Château De Melin
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Wednesday 3rd Sep:
Mitch: Travel day today, though it was not a particularly arduous day. We had our final breakfast in provence, which was tasty as usual, and set off at about 9.30 heading for Dijon. We had left 2 nights free to see how/where we would go in our return to paris and did a bit of research in the past couple of days. We came up with Dijon based on 2 main factors. It is on a reasonably direct route to Paris and is about half way, ...
One day I went to Chateauneuf. This castle was built in the 12th century. That means it's 800 years old. But some of it had to be rebuilt 500 years ago.
This is a castle that knights used to live in.
I went to Chateauneuf with Bosch and Ardern, who are my friends, to do a knights workshop. It was all in French, but they speak French and English so they could translate for me.
First we got into our knight's costume. It was ...
On our way back to Switzerland, we stayed in the capital of Burgundy, the city of Beaune. We rode about 495 kms in total this day, with mostly highway riding.
We went into the city center for a glass of wine and dinner. The centre is quite interesting, with many wine bars and restaurants.
The wine we had was good, but we needed more time to really get an appreciation of the local wines.
... Planet. After doing the self guided walking trail by following the little brass owls, la chouette, which is the icon of Dijon ( it is sculpted on the side of the Notre-Dame church and the story says it can grant you a wish when you touch), I think we would agree that it is a beautiful city. Its historic medieval and Renaissance buildings were not heavily damaged by bombing in World War Two and are largely intact with a lot of religious buildings in ...
... but very contemporary, modern, lush and comfortable, complete with Ferrero Rochers each day and jars of lollies and peanuts for us to enjoy! Marie welcomed us to a common breakfast table each day where we devoured croissants, baguettes and her own homemade jams. At the table, Marie gave us her recommendations for restaurants and helped us to plan our days. She is such a lovely person and made us feel so ...