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Despite the efforts of striking ferry workers and Operation Stack we made it to Dijon on the first leg of our journey down to Provence. We started off at 4.30 to give us extra time and although we got confused with the lack of signage in Ashford we made it to the train with plenty of time to spare.
From Calais we took the péage for most of the …
... Mum and I sat down and shared a Moules-frites (mussels and chips) and a salad. Before heading back to the bus for our 4 hour drive to Beaune we looked at some of the shops, and bought some tea towels and postcards. Back onto the bus for a number of hours, which was broken up by watching a movie " The Bucket List ". After a long drive we arrived in Beaune for a free night. A few of us went to the local food court for dinner, with a quick stop at the supermarket for a few ...
... clothes, mostly for Stella, to fill up Mark's half empty suitcase before he goes back next week. Suffice to say we did ourselves proud. I hope it will all fit in the suitcase!
3 weeks has whizzed past and it has been glorious and wonderful on so many levels. Mark has one more week before going back to Melbourne for a month and rejoins us in September in time for my brother's wedding. Stella and I have another 3 ...
... grass and slime. When you looked in the water there was lots of slimy looking algae floating on top. Needless to say there was no swimming, so sadly no pictures of Pete in his sexy new swimmers!
The first night in Dijon we decided to go for a little walk to get dinner. Looked on the map, didn't look too far. Famous last words. 3 hrs (and 37500 ...
... sup> and 14th centuries and the Chateau was built in 1551. The French Revolution ousted the monks and put the vineyard into private hands. With sales, partnerships and heirs, the vineyards are now owned by over 80 owners. Good luck on that partnership.
All in, the Chateau is a beautiful building, with lots of history and a producer of some great Pinot Noirs and ...