Le Clos Malo
Travel Blogs from Noyers-sur-Serein
... It seems like such a long time since we set out, wondering how we would cope with our ambitious plan - would our bodies hold up, would our bikes hold up, would this, would that ........ , a bit of apprehension but a lot of anticipation and excitement. Well, it has met our expectations .... and more.
We could not have imagined that this would be such an amazing journey - from the unexpected things like Napoleon and Co ...
... shelters and lots of piglets running around beside their watchful mums. It looked a bit like an army camp for pigs! We've seen a lot of pork on the menus but this is the first piggery we have come across in our travels.
Noyers-sur-Sereine is a medieval town with a history going back to the 12th century. It sits inside what remains of its fortified walls beside the Sereine river, which loops around it and is surrounded on the other side by a bucolic green ...
... the village. It is the home of Les Anis de Flavigny, the aniseed candy balls that have been made to the same recipe since 1591.
It all started with the Roman adventurer Flavinius who gave Flavigny its name and its first anise seeds and it is thought to have been the monks in the abbey founded in 718 that first developed the recipe. Today 250 tons of the 'bien bon bonbon' is produced every year in the town by the ...
After a basic but tasty French breakfast, we set off for for our next stop, a town called Vezelay. We enjoyed the rolling countryside and got to Vezelay in good time.
It was a charming little town climbing up to the top of a hill clustered round a huge church. Our hotel was at the bottom of the hill in a charming square. It was all delightful.
m. We spent ...
... was all about the ocean.
Joelle and Willie, Joelle’s twin Martine, her parents
Christiana and Robert, along with neighbours and old friends from The Vendee, Nice,
Corsica and Paris welcomed the non-French speakers warmly. Friends performed folk songs from the past.
The Australian contingent sang (badly!) Walzing Matilda!
A splendid weekend …. I had almost forgotten about Le
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking