Mercure Luxeuil Les Bains Hexagone
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... server type of business. Our dinner was fabulous and unbelievably reasonable. I had my first Salade Gourmand of the trip (and probably the last as it's not the sort of thing I can eat very often) - lovely fresh salad greens topped with sliced warm duck and seared foie gras. Heavenly!
After dinner we we walked up the hill to the Chateau de Montbéliard, the castle of the Dukes of ...
... set for lunch. For a voyeur like me, it's very satisfying. And if I want a better look or a photo, I just stop which is tough to do in a car, or even take a photo as I pedal by. Not the safest practice but I've gotten pretty good at one-handed photography.
We are also seeing more boats on the canal: the plastic tourist "Le Boat" variety, one or two commercial freight barges, a few very high end hotel barges, ...
Our day trip to Sancerre took an unexpected twist when a troublesome little noise from "La Biscuit" became increasingly louder as we slowly climbed up to the hillside village, home of one of Werner's fave wines! When no amount of oil and gear adjustments illeviated the constant pinging as I peddled we decided to make a dash for the nearest bike store in a town we'd passed through up river the day before! Luckily it was all down hill and ...
... ready for us the automatic ones seemed to empty themselves even after a boat had come through and so we only manage 1 ready for us. Today now we are on the river it seems they are ready for traffic coming down stream, which does make sense as trying to hang around with the flow with you and a weir nearby is not easy. The ones that are on the canal sections are still empty which makes them ready in case of floods to defend ...
... events and interests for locals and tourist alike. She said she believed the national tourism and the VNF weren't doing enough to encourage this good source of tourism on the canals and rivers. She hoped for improvements soon including a replacement of their woodworm eaten office.
The trip down was uneventful and went smoothly including the river and canal crossing that was scary before, this time the river had calmed and was a non event. We did ...
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