Les Portails Bleus

La Goulette, Macon, Burgundy, 71260, France | B&B
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Peaceful quiet Burgundy

A travel blog entry by nealrover

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Tuesday 26th July 2011

Goodbyes to Steve and Clare and Oscar and Francesca after another superb breakfast provided by Clare. What a super place and I recommend it unreservedly. Well just one reservation, you must not bring anything too big here car wise. You may never get it back out again as the name La Surprise is purely …

MORNING IN MACON

A travel blog entry by mek1

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MACON, MAY 30

Today we are in Macon, a beautiful little town on the Soane. Tomorrow when we get to Lyon, we will enter the Rhone river. Dennis and I decided to spend the morning exploring this old town. We were docked between two bridges and we walked up to one bridge and walked over the bridge to get a perspective of the whole town. It really is charming and the waterfront is very beautiful. It is all in pavers with ...

TO THE ABBEY

A travel blog entry by mek1

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... was the most powerful abbey in all of France and probably all of Europe. When the abbey was founded, the abbot got the Pope to exempt Cluny from being under the control of a bishop. Eventually there were 400 monks at the abbey and there were "sister" abbeys under the auspices of the Abbey at Cluny. Well the Abbey became so wealthy that the monks lost their way in terms of their religious commitment. This was ...

Chalon and Cluny

A travel blog entry by carolynefox

... their church...it was torn down after the French Revolution, only 10% remaining. Two of the abbots became popes. Only downer was that one of my favorite book(s), the Ken Follett trilogy "Pillars of the Earth"....which I think they made an HBO series re...was OBVIOUSLY based on the very true story of Cluney. All my idols have feet of clay. Sigh.

technical all blog notes: (1) I was able to upload photos today from ...

Trip to Cruise Starting Point

A travel blog entry by carolynefox

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Great day! We left Paris this morning for the drive to Chalon to join the ship/boat in Chalon. 38 of the 200 cruise passengers had opted for the 3 day pre-cruise Paris excursion, it was a party bus. We stopped at Dijon, capital of Burgundy, and a lovely town. ...

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This B&B, located on La Goulette, Macon, is near Ancienne Abbaye de Cluny.
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