Hotel les Diligences
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We arrived in brion, burgundy and were unable to find astrids house, even though the town only had 10 houses in it (and a church!) But wow, what a house! Built in 1877 and with 12 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms an orangerie, two barns, the remains of a tennis house .... The list goes on! We were treated to some wonderful hospitality by Astrid and ...
Well! So we had a good night but woke to dismal misty morning. We are planning to go to st Christophe en Brionnais. On leaving the village, the road we wanted was closed meaning an extra 40km drive.
Rotten weather, so we looked at the map and chose to stop at Digoin.
As we ...
... and has an authentic medieval belfry, wooden frame houses and fortifications which date from 1495. In the Middle Ages, Bourbon-Lancy was an important stronghold and a fief of the Boubon family, and its suffix is derived from the name of a member of the family. It's a spa town with thermal springs, used since Roman times. Apparently Cardinal Richelieu and many other famous ...
... where we had another Charlolais steak dinner that night, since we were again in cattle country.
We learned that Paray-le-Monial is in the heart of the Charlolais-Brionnais area (no wonder we were seeing all those cream-coloured cattle), and is the next largest religious pilgrimage centre after Lourdes. We had noticed huge tents set up as we rode in and thought perhaps a circus was coming to ...
... put John shore where he had to do an acrobatic dismount of ST over the bow to get to the tannoy which didn’t work. We then saw another boat coming the other way just as the lock keeper appeared so we had to wait. It turned out to be a couple of Americans flying a red ensign and not their flag!
When we arrived at Genelard where there were no moorings left with electric but we would be OK. John and ...