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... cows with bells round their necks! And then we were there. Lamoura. Hm, what can I say? Perhaps the village charm only shines through when clad in snow. There are a couple of hotels (with restaurants) and a few shops but for the most part, the place looked shut down. We are sure that there would be much more happening during the ski season. After a quick lap of the main, we ended up back at the hotel for our meal. All four of us ...
... local Casino (the name of a French grocery store chain, along with Atac and Carrefour) as they were bringing in all their produce stands for the long lunch break. We still get caught out sometimes by the mid-day closings. And then there are the dimarche, lundi and sometimes mercredi closings. It can be a tricky business shopping in France and heightens your sense of accomplishment greatly when you are able to ...
... are going to go with it!
Actually, Auxonne has more to recommend it than the Emperor. The fortifications which I am looking at as I sit in the wheelhouse on a still summer evening at 9:45 with plenty of sun outside were built and/or augmented by Vuaban, who was France’s most famous fortification builder in the mid 1660’s.
It also has a really lovely Gothic church dating from the 12th and 13th century. The stained glass ...
... road bridges over head.
Then - Solvay. Solvay is a very large - and I do mean very large - chemical plant that runs along the canal side for a long stretch. At one time they brought raw chemicals to Solvay by peniche but that stopped probably in the 60’s, maybe 70’s.
I am quoting from the Waterways Guide to this section of the canal. “ At PK 9 you will go past the huge Solvay factory. ...
... dragged our cases into the building & sent them up in the tiny lift with one person. It had NO LIGHT... dark & scary inside! Lynda was the brave one AGAIN... and Lucy & I carried some other stuff up the stairs.
The apartment was lovely, two bedrooms & a couch for Lucy.
We resigned ourselves to the huge parking cost & headed to the downstairs bar for great cheap Mojitos!