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So on October 30 - we visited several wineries - tasted various c******nay types - visited a family owned winery a purchase a few bottles of pouilly fuisse - my favorite - had a great dinner at the B and B
October 31 - visited Cluny and the Abbey - the revolutionaries in 1790 destroyed the most beautiful abbey -- we seen this a lot throughout France - we then went to a 1600 chateau - beautiful visit.
... home grown pumpkins. They are a bright orange colour and we have seen fields of them.
Braving the rain we walked around Cluny which has a lovely old quarter and then drove to Tournus where I found a brocante.
Monday 13 October
Monday's are quiet days in France. Nothing was open in Cluny so we went to to Charolles, home ...
... decided to stay on and continue to run the chateau. There are areas of the
chateau which require lots of attention. It must take an enormous amount of money to keep it operating. As it said in the book in the room she invites you to share her and her young daughter's chateau experience. And that is exactly what you get. You feel like you are in her home and Isabelle was very welcoming.
Chalon-sur-Saone & Tournus Hi All, It has been a busy few days since I last wrote to you. We have settled into the routine of the ship & the on shore excursions. We stayed overnight at Chalon-sur-Saone on Monday night, settled in, tour director welcome talk, dinner & bed. Up early on Tuesday, as buses departing at 8.30am for Beaune for our visit to the Marche du Vin Winery followed by the Beaune Hospice which was built for the ...
Monday morning found us up bright and early to head through the foggy countryside to the famed, centuries-old Monday market in Louhans, about an hour and a half's drive south-east of our village. I had read about the market in Laura Bradbury's book, "My Grape Escape", and knew that a market ritual was eating a heaping plate of tete au veau (veal's head!), washed down with chilled white wine...had to ...