Le Chateau De Courban
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... of ground because the little towns along the way are so small that there isn’t even a bakery. One night we stopped at a regular little “nautical halt” at Cheuge. The next night we tied up along the canal next to a cow barn, hoping to get a good TV satellite site line. Very noisy cows! I thought they needed milking, but they kept it up way too late for it to be about milking time.
The third night we were in Cusey, at a ...
... couldn't watch the pack, so I had no option but to continue on towards my destination. The only compensation from this sorry affair was that I used the ticket money to enjoy an ice cold beer and a hot, frothy coffee at one of those rare, open-for-business cafe bars I happened to stumble across less than 20 minutes later. I must admit to feeling a bit aggrieved about the way the abbey staff handled my situation, but I'll say no more on the matter for now.
... of speed about it. Late on this morning, I stumbled across a mother deer with a tiny doe trailing behind her. I was surprised they didn't sense my presence sooner, but once they did they were off like a shot across the fields. I managed to take a photo of them but it was only when they were far away enough in a field to risk looking back at where I might be.
All in all, it was a great day to be walking the Via Francigena.
... Inside the town walls with its narrow cobbled streets lined with ancient houses, some built of stone and others half-timbered-houses, there are pretty squares and arches dating from the 13th to 19th centuries. In total there are 78 classified historic monuments in the town including the 15th century church of Notre Dame and the 17th century Town Hall. There is a growing group of arty people who call this town home and add to the character of the town.
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... and there are interesting architectural details at every turn. As well as that there are the pretty vistas of the climbing roses and hollyhocks which provide a soft contrast to the old stone walls.
The film 'Chocolat' starring Juliette Binoche was made here in 2000, bringing modern day notoriety to the village. The location of the chocolate shop with its multi paned arched window is located adjacent to one of the ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool