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So on October 30 - we visited several wineries - tasted various c******nay types - visited a family owned winery a purchase a few bottles of pouilly fuisse - my favorite - had a great dinner at the B and B
October 31 - visited Cluny and the Abbey - the revolutionaries in 1790 destroyed the most beautiful abbey -- we seen this a lot throughout France - we then went to a 1600 chateau - beautiful visit.
... home grown pumpkins. They are a bright orange colour and we have seen fields of them.
Braving the rain we walked around Cluny which has a lovely old quarter and then drove to Tournus where I found a brocante.
Monday 13 October
Monday's are quiet days in France. Nothing was open in Cluny so we went to to Charolles, home ...
... decided to stay on and continue to run the chateau. There are areas of the
chateau which require lots of attention. It must take an enormous amount of money to keep it operating. As it said in the book in the room she invites you to share her and her young daughter's chateau experience. And that is exactly what you get. You feel like you are in her home and Isabelle was very welcoming.
... got to bed around 10.30pm. We went through a lock during dinner, but as was dark couldn't see how it all worked, we also docked at Tournus during the latter part of dinner. All done very smoothly. We had a later start today, which was good, bus left at 9.00am, this time we went to visit a Truffle Farm (sampled truffle mixed with butter on slice of thin crusty bread & glass of C******nay with it & a tour of Cormatin Castle , very ...
... les-Villers. We braved the toll road, a very fast, but expensive, way of getting around in France, and managed to gather our ticket at the toll station correctly and eventually pay our €2.50 27 km later when we exited with no issue (although we can't imagine what it's going to cost us to go from Provence to Paris on the toll road in late October!)...a day of firsts for us!
Ah, Bourgogne! ...