Abbaye De La Bussiere
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... but thought I would follow the crowd). Spotted a sports store as soon as I walked in, and headed for it – Spent nearly an hour perusing all the merchandise. Love the range you can get over hear for running – especially cross country as it is really big in Europe. But I resisted and did not purchase anything.
Sam and I headed back there briefly in the evening to get some dinner and check out the Carrefours. We had passed it on our drive ...
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.
Back in France! After our 5am train from Luxembourg we arrived back in Dijon, not for a day trip as our last visit had been a few weeks earlier, but as the starting point for riding the Burgundy Canal.
Our train ride had been a bit stressful as there was a 10 minute changeover time at Metz from our regional train from Luxembourg to our TGV to Dijon. This would have been stressful enough, but ...
... br> We checked tomorrow's trains (which was good - but a waste of time as you'll see next blog entry); had something to eat as we'd missed breakfast; and then checked into the hotel. Nice big room - spread out a bit, and then decided on walking even if we did get a bit wet. Dijon's centre is fabulous to walk around. For a start, it is very old, so there are old buildings and cobble stoned streets. We passed Cathedrale St Benigne and then St Philbert just on the ...