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... Saturday night might not be wise, so opted instead for the MH Aire a few kms away at Bruyeres Montierault. However this took several attempts to find. For anyone else - you take the turning off the ring road at Laon signed to Fisme! We eventually found the Aire in a small village, right opposite some very nice houses. We were the only ones there ...
... day and the main square was busy and buzzing, with French women filling their big wicker baskets.
The flowers were beautiful, especially the chrysanthemums, which the French grow in pots like cushions with no greenery showing.
We were ...
Auxerre (although considered the 4th largest city in Burgundy) has only 39,000 people in the city center and 92,000 including the suburbs. It is much smaller than Dijon and has hardly any tourist traffic. The city center, however, is very charming and I look forward to exploring it further over the next few months.
I hope that you enjoy the photos below! Welcome to Auxerre!
Visited the12th-century castle ruins in the town. [The castle which took the name of The Chapel of Vauguillain, was built at the end of the 12th century. There is no trace of previous construction as evidenced by a sarcophagus Roman stone found by a winemaker near the old cemetery in 1850. The enclosure of the castle included the Manor House, the Chapel and a well north of the Chapel.
In the 14th century during ...
... the lines and gates.
Our boat has bow thrusters - yeah! A new experience for most of us and used often as the locks are very narrow, only a few inches wider than the boat. At most of the locks one of us would hop off the boat to receive the bow and stern lines which are looped around a bollard. Then that person would go help the lock keeper open/close the lock gates. The water would rise (sometimes as little as 1 meter or as much as 5 meters). Once ...