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A Mary Day Grand Finale 10/23/2014
Last full day on the Caprice. My morning routine hasn't changed. Dressed and out real early, the quiet mornings in the French countryside are beautiful. Cool, overcast and foggy will define our weather for the day. Breakfast served and the decoration pixies have been busy overnight with a Happy Birthday celebration for Mary. ...
... Beaune is home for many cellars for these producers.
Centered in the town is the Hospices de Beaune or sometimes called the Hotel-Dieu de Beaune. Founded in 1443 as a hospital for the poor, the Hotel-Dieu is now a museum. In the 1400’s a majority of the population of Beaune were destitute. Suffering from the plague and marauding bands, ...
... touring and shopping. Gui, a part owner of the Caprice was our tour guide at the Chateau the day before and was the guide for those who wanted to tour old Dijon city. With a dwindling selection of clean clothes, I chose to do laundry at a Laundromat in the old part of the city. If you want a cultural slice out of a city, share the Laundromat ...
... bank twice on their way round the bend!
We then made our way back to Montbard, stopping at St Remy to watch a boat navigate the lock.
Rob did his good deed for the day and helped a young woman push open the lock gates.
We arrived back at the MH just in time for afternoon tea in the ...
... the TGV line as well as the regional line. You can get to Paris in an hour! We checked out trains to Dijon, but engineering works meant bus replacements which weren't very convenient.
We arrived back from our walk feeling very hot and glad to sit out in the sun for a while.