Novotel Le Creusot Montchanin
Travel Blogs from Montchanin
... building itself is a work of art, and the treasures housed inside are priceless. The world's most famous impressionists are shown here and we were lucky to see a temporary exhibition of Van Gogh, so many of the pictures are familiar, but when one sees the originals there is a special life in them.
Having whetted our appetite for Monet, we went to see his masterpieces at L'Orangerie where he painted eight enormous pictures of the famous ...
Today we started our trip at 10.30h. OMG Jim needs a lot of time to get himself ready! Luckily the day started without rain, just a little "muggepis". After about 2 hours we saw the sun and she was shining until 18h. Then we drove for about 2 hours in the rain again. Our trip started slow due to the horrible roads in Belgium! Then we ...
... Christ to a visitation to a nun now known as Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque which took plc in the 17th C and it became a great place of pilgrimage following these apparitions. It seemed extremely light and bright inside considering it did not seem to come from the windows, then we discovered the walls and ceilings had all been painted a kind of yellow ochre with white lines to show where the cement was. (The outside needs a stone clean ...
... crossed the skies. John made a kind of bivouac cover out of our plastic sheet and several bungees. In the ensuing downpour that followed it kept the worst of the rain off our heads when we could use its shelter but at the locks we got wet. Both of us had to change into our full "sea going" waterproofs (too many locks to steer from inside), Isi doing it before getting too wet but John got drenched. At one lock John ...
... to help us start but he just needed us out of the lock as he had boats from both directions! We put a rope round a bollard to try and pull us out and he said NO (with hindsight we think he thought we were tying up) so we pushed, paddled and punted our way out of the lock to the side bank where John jumped ashore with spikes and hammer to secure us. John then realised the bow thrusters was working OK as they had been on ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking