Hotel Philippe le Bon
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The small town of Beaune! This city was a very nice change of pace from the hustle and bustle of Paris and Versailles. The charm of Beaune is that it is in the middle of wine country here in France. There are vineyards that stretch for miles around the borders of the town.
We started the day with a very tasty Beaune breakfast. Croque Madame for myself and ...
At 8am we stood in front of the most ornate house I've ever seen, the Palace of Versailles. Our goal was to see how the kings of the past ruled over the land. After seeing the Palace from the outside, we already knew that these people were on a whole other level when it came to decorations. I don't think we saw one piece of furniture that didn't have gold in it. Pretty ridiculous, but ...
After breakfast, depart Paris for the renowned province of Burgundy, one of France's eleven major wine-producing regions. Perhaps more than anything else, France is known for its legendary wine, which is part of the country's heritage and a great source of national pride. Wine has been produced in France for centuries, and in Burgundy there are vineyards nearly ...
... logical we retraced our steps, went back to the train station, made enquiries, rang the Paris station where the train was terminating...no handbag. And to rub salt in the wounds, the French honestly did not give a ****. Numerous times the Paris lost and found office hung up on us because we didn't speak French, even though they could understand our English. We were unable to formally report it lost or find out if anyone had handed it in. We contemplated getting the next train to ...
You know the gods are smiling upon you when… 1) you find out that friends have purchased a barge in France; 2) you just happen to be in France at the same time they are; and 3) because they are the most generous people ever, they have invited you to join them for a jaunt.
I mean… Really? Who the heck buys a barge in France?!
Lucky for us, Stan and Sharon were crazy enough to do it.
Stan and Sharon are our amazing realtors who found us the house ...