Le Chateau De Courban
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... co-operative selling local produce which was nice to wander round (not for the boys!) but shopping is always frustrating as we are so restricted on buying stuff because of weight and size - we did manage a wee pot of rhubarb jam tho! Orangina and ice-creams placated the boys and we returned to the gite for one final swim - with both Mum and I being very brave as well! BBQ for tea - and a good way to eat up the fridge. ...
A glorious day again so we were ready for a trip out, stopping to take photos on the way of sunflowers and (we think) Dijon mustard flower fields. The scenery is beautiful with wide open, flat arable land at various stages of growth and harvesting and copses of trees. Where the road runs through a forest there are warnings of deer-crossing and, whilst Guy was desperate to spot one, we weren't lucky enough to see any (altho Jacqui returned from a walk ...
... thro the village esp as it was harvest time. There was even a notice in the Spar shop warning of 'mouissons' on the road which, when we asked, worked out were combine harvesters! The gite is an original 1600's farmhouse, fully modernised (except no dishwasher, so the boys had to step on domestic chores!) and the nearby church is 13-14th C altho we didn't manage to look inside. Andy had done a few runs around the village and neighbourhood so gave us a nice ...
... finished in NZ (I think - we seem so separated from all the routines and lost track of weeks etc.). Guy was determined to have a swim every day so despite it being rather more chilly, he still had a dip in the pool - and a nice hot shower afterwards! Andy's method of swimming lengths to get warm was pretty effective too. We had steak frites for dinner (again, but it's so good) and Mille feuille for pudding, very rich and sweet but perfect. Matthew set up 'Who wants ...
... walls that surround the city proper. It is considered to be the largest continuously fortified town in Europe. In the 1800’s a citadel of military buildings was added contingent to the original wall, but a bit down hill. Those buildings are still there also but we didn’t get to them.
Diderot, the Frenchman who had the most to do with starting the Encylopedia in the Enlightenment spirit of the 1700’s was born in Langres. There is a statue ...