La Montagne de Brancion
Travel Blogs from Martailly-les-Brancion
... Got a mooring in the centre of the town for 20 Euro a night and have spent 4 nights there. Met up with Michael and Siena from Wellington, had a fab night out at a family restaurant, eating offal type foods -not really my thing but entertaining.
The weather is still stormy at nights and hot during the day. Caught trains around Lyon, easy good transport. Lots of historical buildings with amazing architecture, lots of food and wine again, easy life and just plain ...
... 8211; 1528 commissioned the façade of this beautiful mansion built on more ancient buildings. Its style belongs to the first renaissance with its front façade decorated with medallions, shells, small columns, cherubs and musicians.
Then we went to see the famous Basilica dating back to the 12th century. In 1875 its status was raised to that of minor basilica and dedicated to the Sacred Heart in remembrance of the ...
Monday 23rd June
We were getting ready for a 9 o'clock start so John went to the boulangerie. We had 3 lifting bridges and even though only 2 boats could get in the lock we went through with 2 Dutch boats as we could not see how the bridges operated. They had 2 vertical red lights (meaning out of action) on yesterday and boats went up to it and it opened! What we didn’t see was a twist pole as we have had ...
... Isi must have not understood properly but was convinced he said "convoi" and knowing about the water shortages we were not surprised. We were in the 3rd lock and we switched off the engine because of the times these locks take and when going down it is safe to do so BUT, we could not restart ST as the battery was totally flat. She has not done it this year and had been starting so well and even fired ...
Lynda was up early as usual and I lay around being lazy!
At 8.30 we had a lovely breakfast with some lovely fresh cheese and some croissants, fresh fruit and coffee.
After some discussion with Jean-Marc, we headed off to Germolles to see a Palace where many Dukes of Burgundy had lived for centuries, dating back to the 13th Century. We arrived and were warmly greeted at the gates by a gentleman by the name ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility