Citotel Hotel d'Avallon Vauban
Travel Blogs from Avallon
... building itself is a work of art, and the treasures housed inside are priceless. The world's most famous impressionists are shown here and we were lucky to see a temporary exhibition of Van Gogh, so many of the pictures are familiar, but when one sees the originals there is a special life in them.
Having whetted our appetite for Monet, we went to see his masterpieces at L'Orangerie where he painted eight enormous pictures of the famous ...
... and do a day trip the next day to Noyers-sur- Sereine, another Plus Beaux Village 20 kilometers away.
It was a good day for our excursion, with a cloud cover keeping the temperatures in check for our ride through the hills to the neighbouring valley. The scenery was a bit different to what we had experienced on the canal, with open pasture land under what looked like wheat or barley. We also passed a free range pig farm with lots of little humpy style ...
... 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 ...
... writing in the very English garden looking out over the hills. Later on Willow had fun chatting with our neighbours on our balcony, three lovely Canadians who were cycling. In the end they had to go and find supper. They liked the look of the hotel next door and were rewarded with the best meal they had had all trip. It was delicious and beautifully ...
... was all about the ocean.
Joelle and Willie, Joelle’s twin Martine, her parents
Christiana and Robert, along with neighbours and old friends from The Vendee, Nice,
Corsica and Paris welcomed the non-French speakers warmly. Friends performed folk songs from the past.
The Australian contingent sang (badly!) Walzing Matilda!
A splendid weekend …. I had almost forgotten about Le