Logis A La Villa Boucicaut
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I figured that while Alyssa was busy typing away at a serious blog entry that I would update you on the feast that we just took on.
Four course dinner? That won't be too much... Or so I thought. I started off my meal with the most gourmet salad that I've ever had placed in front of me. Goat cheese, tomatoes, fancy lettuce and a mustard vinaigrette made it ...
... that sells over 300 wines, and was offering a tasting of 7 Beaune-area wines. We bought a couple bottles to bring home with us, to share with our families when we host a French-themed dinner!
So, Josh has been making fun of me all this trip, but what I have been enjoying even more than people watching is dog watching! So many dogs in France, and most of them are pure bred dogs. I have seen maybe one or ...
Saturday 12th September 2015
We have had rain over night.
The weather forecaste says today will start dry and bright (19C), with rain and, possibly, thunder by 14:00. We have not had the thunder, but, otherwise it is as predicted.
We find the Lidl, so, Kathleen is made up, Church, Lidl and enough amps for unrestrained ...
... to the Abbey of Cluney. Do you remember as we approached 2000 that some thought the world would end? Apparently this was nothing compared to the European fear as the year 1000 approached. When the apocalypse did NOT occur, the people built 1,000 churches in Burgundy, 250 of which are still standing...we saw about 25. Castles built between the 13th and 18th century.
Once at the Abbey, it was truly amazing. They took 160 years ...
... to be dropped down on the heads of the unwelcome.
Anyway, we had a nice stroll around town through short rainfalls. Pictures were taken and much “oohing and ahhing” ensued. Our visit to the local church, however, was what I will remember the most. Called (what else?) “Notre-Dame”, it was situated on the high point within the old walled portion of the town. It was pretty typical of a ...