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... cobbled streets. Some of the houses are lopsided, some are brightly coloured, some being repaired, some restored and some even being created in the old style. Some of the streets are so narrow, that the occupants could pass items across the intervening space from their windows. Restaurants abound, and as tourists are few on the ground, its obvious that the locals treat lunch very seriously.
... be collected.
When we got to Soissons, on the ring road we passed La Sucrerie - an enormous sugar factory, with belching chimneys and huge piles of sugarbeet, overlaid with a sickly sweet cooking smell - it was just like Bury St Edmund's!
We passed Chateau-Thiery and Sezanne, and skirted around ...
... after some frantic fiddling I enabled another map stored on the GPS and it started to work again. If Ian gets around to reading this when we are all home I hope it will bring a smile to his face!
I have shied away from mentioning the weather in case I give it the kiss of death but,just in case you haven't guessed from our pictures, we have been very lucky with the weather. I hope it holds for the rest of the trip.
Woken up by loud hooting, turned out to be the travelling bread van on a Sunday morning!
Not a lot in Vouecourt, a fountain house and a very old church.
Our Next stop was Langres, it is a fortified hill town. Walk part of the walls.
We went through the longest tunnel on our journey, 4.8km through the canal summit between the Marne and the Saone rivers.
Very rural journey for three days ...
... saw signs for Lyon which we naturally had to pass through as the highway then fed into one creating a horrid traffic jam. We did debate stopping here to visit the 3 Michelin Star chef we met in Venice but not being dressed for such an occasion and the fact the restaurant probably wasn't even open yet, we decided instead to sit in the jam and have a good old British moan!