Citotel Hotel d'Avallon Vauban
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Sunday 4th October 2015
Overnight rain, cloudy and damp morning, clouds breaking up and sunshine by mid-afternoon.
Fortunately for Kathleen, she had done "the church bit", Saturday evening, so, no need to walk to church in the rain this morning!
... br> St Urse, as you can see, is a particular challenge, up what feels like hundreds of steps, fortunately, for Kathleen, the Saturday evening mass is at St Pauls, so, no need to climb up to St Urse, twice.
On a whim I wander up a side street where I can see an impressive church tower. At the far side of the church is a wonderful mediaeval covered market / tythe barn dating from the 14th century and a lovely old bistrot with outside tables and chairs. It is a serendipitous find.
I go back and fetch Mick to come see this ...
... they have a room. Le Volets Bleu was really close and our room is lovely and unlike the previous night we had 2 bottles of water, kettle with tea & coffee, microwave, fridge all our toiletries and excellent Wifi all for €55 including our breakfast! Straight across the street is a restaurant, really crowded and my rae(skate) was delicious and peters chicken curry wasn't quite what he expected. Back over to the house and it's got great Wifi ...
... holiday of the ascension.
Once I entered town, I headed straight for the Maison Bethanie, where I had booked a room for three nights. I want to have plenty of time to see and study Vezelay before moving on. The Maison Bethanie is run by the sisters of the church, and I had been informed before I arrived that I was to let myself in and that there wouldn’t be anyone to welcome me because of the ascension. I was also told that the house ...