Hôtel - Restaurant de la Paix
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... took in a great digestif after dinner called Marc de Beaune, a spirit distilled from local wines.
All said it was a great dinner and even after the conversion it would have cost us less than a dinner at the Keg back home and the food was sooooo much better.
Our last dinner in France was great and I'm sure that all that food will help is sleep well ...
Last night before going to sleep, we tried desperately to find something to do today with no success. My laissez-faire approach to planning this trip meant that we missed vente au vin in Beaune, and we ended up here on a day that we really couldn't do anything! Oops. I guess strictly planning IS better... ;)
This was our first day of cold and wet weather while being in France. Our motivation to get out was ...
... saffron which at a price of up to 30,000 euros a kilo is the most expensive food in the world. Very weather dependent and highly labour intensive. To give a more secure income he also had a small vineyard and raised Charolais cattle, the white cows which are predominant in this area and raised for their excellent beef,
Our next visit was to Chateau de Cormatin a 17th century moated castle ...
... rest up. When the others got back we went up,to the tour directors meeting, followed by a fire drill, then we were invited up to the top deck by the captain to watch our departure from Chalon-sur-Saone to Tournus which is just over 3 hours away, the crew handed out glasses of bubbly to everyone, so was very pleasant. We then got ready for the Captain's dinner at 7.15pm with a set menu, lovely meal, although noisy & was a long ...
... and off to McDonalds for something to eat.
While on the motorway I came up behind a Dutch caravan which started to snake at 70mph. t got to the stage where there were puffs of smoke coming from the tyres as it jumped from side to side.
The driver managed to bring it under control but was very, very lucky.
Hopefully, tomorrows stage will be plain sailing all the way.