Auberge des Vieux Moulins Banaux
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Fontainebleau and Provins
Patrick arrived at 9am to check us out; we said good-bye and walked to the Metro for the train to CDG. We were at the airport by 10am, got our rental car, and hit the road out of town. We did not have much traffic, which was nice, nor rain. It was a fairly easy drive to Fontainebleau.
We parked in a carpark right near the chateau then walked through town to get lunch (salad, pasta, wine, coffee).
Loved the chateau! We got the ...
... we thought and the farmers had been lifting sugar beet so the track was covered in mud.
It was almost dusk when we got there and very atmospheric. We had been told that the grave of a man called Tandy was there. He was apparently the most decorated private soldier in WW1, but we couldn't find the grave. ( after we got home I found out that ...
... is a bit like a smaller version of the Porta Nigra in Trier.
The cathedral was built in the 12thC and is most famous for its beautifully carved capitals on the pillars in the nave and the Tympanum depicting the Last Judgement over one of ...
... prior to the 13th C, wars, fires and a hurricane taking their toll. It was spared the ravages of both the WW's, with its elaborate facade dating from the 16th C. The stained glass windows are magnificent. The traditional rose is just beautiful, while the windows depict scenes from the bible.
Its now dark by 6pm. A slow drive home through the fading countryside ignoring the scattered raindrops.
Although I consider myself to be a master of transitions, having moved so many times already, my move to Auxerre was much harder than I anticipated. It was easy to forget the real reason I came to France during those first few days in Dijon. I was so comfortable back in my old room with my host family.
Arriving in Auxerre I felt like I was starting my junior year abroad over again. I felt the same fear, anxiety ...