Hotel des ducs
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... totally forgotten about the extra course that my meal came with - cheese! Placed in front of me was a rather hefty wedge of semi-soft cheese with a salty rind upon crushed walnuts and little pieces of toasted 'pain d'épices'.
After eating ALL of that we got on to dessert. I had a massive crème brûlée and Alyssa had some pain d'épices and ice cream.
... to the Musée du Vin, which was one of the only places that was open! We learned all about the history and tradition of wine-making in the Bourgogne region. Not the best museum we have been to this trip, but it was still interesting to learn about how wine making has developed here.
After the wine museum, we decided that we were thirsty for some wine. We didn't have much to choose from, but we did find ...
... Saturday, I woke up to a beautiful sunny day and spent the morning walking around the ville. (See pics -- be sure to click on "comment")
It's now raining, but the weather report for tomorrow, and the start of the bike ride, sunshine with temperatures in the mid 60s. Perfect for riding through the rolling hills, farm lands, and lovely French countryside.
... Followed the brass owls (the symbols used to mark the tourist walking route of the old city) to the fascinating Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne, another free museum, this one depicting Burgundy life in the olden days through dioramas, mannequins, life-size models of shop-fronts and stores and artifacts; an English translation booklet explained what each ...
... for the night (unless he made it out the sides). In the morning we’d have to fess up to the hosts, hang our heads in shame and have them deal with it. I pictured Thierry's uncle chasing the bat out from behind the armoire as the family looked on, Thierry's mother nervous and worried.
But our visitor was crafty and had no intention of staying trapped through the night. He found his way out the sides of the armoire, and at 3:00 am, I was once ...