Novotel Le Creusot Montchanin
Travel Blogs from Montchanin
... in the early 17th century and then renovated from 1980 after lying neglected for many years. It was Baroque in its interiors and sat on water with beautiful gardens and a maze. Really worth seeing. Back on the ship there was a cheese and sausage tasting to struggle through. That night I collapsed, exhausted. It's hard work being a ...
Friday we packed the car again and drove a few hours up to the Burgundy region, famous for its wines, beef bourguinon, coq au vin, and anything else delicious that can be drown in butter (including more snails). We arrived in downtown Beaune, the wine capital city of Burgundy, hungry for lunch and thirsty for adventure. Ewwwww, that was too cheesy for even me. Beaune has a plethora of 2 types of places: wine restaurants and tea shops. We opted ...
... Beaune is the Hotel Dieu, a hospice built in the 15th century. Very impressive. We also visited a wine museum housed in a ducal residence from the 16th century, so both the building and its contents we're interesting. The sight of the day was while visiting the Hospice where we saw that a young couple had brought their two juvenile cats along in a shoulder bag. The cats did not seem very happy! ...
... brûlée for desert. Our first really great French meal this trip. Waddled home after lunch and wine tasting, had a rest and then went out to take photos. Beaune is a beautiful little city, and there were buskers everywhere playing French music, so a really nice time to wander. Came home with some good local cheeses, ham and baguettes and opened the Gevrey Chambertin. Nice evening on the courtyard as the sun went down. Great day in ...
... charming, tolerant of my lack of French - but delighted at Mel's. and making us feel so very welcome.
Leaving Champagne for a week to visit Picardy where we met Thomas' parents (himself still in India), and on to stay with Clement and his family before heading north to Lille and visiting the family of a past guest at "Westcroft", Celine Dequidt and making new friends with her parents - Sylvie and Christophe.
Then back for Venice ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking