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... through the French countryside and typical French villages where the stone buildings crowded down to the narrow streets.
Monday, we started riding in earnest. Our first stop, only a few miles from Barbizon, was the grand Chateau of Fontainebleu. The castle was occupied by several generations of royalty before the French Revolutions shortened their stature. It was a royal hunting lodge during the ...
... plane over the Pyrenees was spectacular. Lots of green and then villages here and there. Lots of lakes and then the ocean. The plane then flew down the coast before heading inland to Perpignan and the airport of Southern France. Jade's husband and friend Mandy were there to meet us and drive us the 40 km to Jade's house in the village of Joch. As we drove through a number of villages we could see old ruins of churches ...
... over walk around the left bank more before meeting with our tour group to go to the Palace of Versailles. It was about a 45 mi bus ride in traffic out of the city to the Palace. Mom and I immediately fell asleep on the bus after a restless nights sleep where I am convinced I saw ghosts all night in our hotel from the 1600's. Sadly, our tour of the palace was very disappointing. Once we arrived, our tour guide decided to let us to wander ...
... our first concert of the tour. The coaches take us all to the Eiffel Tower. Unfortunately there is a protest happening and the tower is all closed off and we can't get very close. It also means that the family members who are meeting us there are stuck on one side of the tower and we are on the other side. We manage to work it all out. It was a pity that people who hadn't been there before didn't get to see it up close ... That afternoon we had ...
... br> cooked more than you would usually as it always comes out undercooked. Well our
beef steaks were still mooing but were delicious!! French food is definitely up
there with the best. Not to forget the crepes we had one morning. Ham cheese
and egg followed by a little chocolate crepe to get us going. I can’t find
enough superlatives to describe the experience!!
Anyway i could go on about the food all blog long but what