Hotel du Cygne
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... we thought and the farmers had been lifting sugar beet so the track was covered in mud.
It was almost dusk when we got there and very atmospheric. We had been told that the grave of a man called Tandy was there. He was apparently the most decorated private soldier in WW1, but we couldn't find the grave. ( after we got home I found out that ...
We awoke to a clear bright but chilly morning, with mist just lifting off the lake.
We got everything ready to move off and then set off to walk into Autun. From what we had seen the night before, Autun was an affluent city, with lots of Roman ...
Auxerre (although considered the 4th largest city in Burgundy) has only 39,000 people in the city center and 92,000 including the suburbs. It is much smaller than Dijon and has hardly any tourist traffic. The city center, however, is very charming and I look forward to exploring it further over the next few months.
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Visited the12th-century castle ruins in the town. [The castle which took the name of The Chapel of Vauguillain, was built at the end of the 12th century. There is no trace of previous construction as evidenced by a sarcophagus Roman stone found by a winemaker near the old cemetery in 1850. The enclosure of the castle included the Manor House, the Chapel and a well north of the Chapel.
In the 14th century during ...
... probably because of a good current.
A bike path ran alongside the canal for most of our journey. Various crew would take off on bikes and we would pick them up somewhere upstream as the bikers traveled faster than the boat because of time involved to navigate the locks and the restricted speed limit.
The bikes were also useful to take into town to pick up groceries, etc. Because of course each morning we had to have fresh pastries and ...