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We were bussed into Tournus for our walking tour as our ship was still being repaired from its previous bingle. Tournus was an old walled town, as most of them are, and it's main attraction was St Philibert Abbey. A Romanesque church, it was built between the 10th and 12th centuries and contained a quite large crypt originally used as ...
... a town without a bakery-gasp!). The hosts, Ben and Francoise, were gracious and loved that we enjoyed beer and good food. We had dinner there two nights, and enjoyed Francoise’s delicious cooking and Ben’s conversation. The other guests were mainly from Belgium and Luxembourg, so conversations at breakfast and over dinner were in the most broken English and French you could ever imagine. But the place was great—air ...
... Beaune is the Hotel Dieu, a hospice built in the 15th century. Very impressive. We also visited a wine museum housed in a ducal residence from the 16th century, so both the building and its contents we're interesting. The sight of the day was while visiting the Hospice where we saw that a young couple had brought their two juvenile cats along in a shoulder bag. The cats did not seem very happy! ...
Breakfast in our private courtyard, shaded by the vines and fig tree. Not bad. Fresh croissants, coffee and quiche lardon from the boulangerie nearby. Wandered around Beaune, visited some of the wine cellars an tasted some good wine. Splashed out on a bottle of Gevrey-Chambertin 2011, beautiful. At lunch we found a restaurant that was well rated on trip advisor, Les Grilladines. The food was supposed to be very good, but the staff surly. ...
... time of the French revolution. All the monasteries were closed during the Revolution. The Abbey never regained its prominence and the huge cathedral that had been built during its heyday was torn down and the blocks used for constructing local buildings.
After walking around Cluny, we went to lunch out in the country. It was very interesting as only lunch in France can be. Apparently it is a law in these ...
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