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... br> We continued on along the towpath to the Grand Forge de Buffon. This was built in 1768 by George-Louis Leclerc, Count of Buffon. On the river level are the furnace, refinery and foundry and above it lodgings ,gardens and the farm.
it was closed, but we could see most of it.
... 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.
... was supposed to pass near Alesia, the site of the battle where Julius Caesar defeated the Gauls in BC 52. On the hillside there is apparently a huge statue of the defeated Gaul leader,Vercingetorix, which is 'visible for miles around' - however we never saw it - perhaps the trees had grown!!
We found the MH Aire ...
... that I felt when on my first train ride to Dijon two years ago. This time, however, I am the teacher not the student which brings its own set of fears. At Holy Cross I did not study education nor did have many opportunities to work with high school students. As a teaching assistant I am relying on my instincts and the fact that I am a native English speaker and the students (and sometimes the official teacher) ...
I don't have a lot to say about the village other than it was quite beautiful in a classic village type of way. Rolling green hills, vines climbing up ancient stone buildings, etc.
I may write more about it later, but for now I want to upload some photos while I still have wifi ...