Travel Blogs from Chenas
... during wet weather, then later by the French resistance. Lyon has about 100 murals, many of which are amazing tromp d'oeil. The commercial area of Lyon is on a peninsula between the Rhone and Saone rivers. Wide boulevards of the usual chain stores and some nice fountains. That night after our French dinner - French red mullet appetiser, NOT a highlight, we were entertained by a very Edith Piaf sounding singer who was good value. 8th August- set off by ...
... It was an impressive buildings that had been added to over the centuries and was a real hotch potch of styles. That afternoon, Mal wasn't feeling the best so I went solo. We went for a lovely country drive through Burgundy with green hills, vineyards, villages and the odd small chateau here and there. The destination was Chateau ...
Arrived Lyon and spent 4 days. It's hot!, Funny little tram from the airport to Lyon, then to hotel. Caught tram/bus thingy -trust the French, could Not buy a ticket from point A to point B -had to buy a ticket for a time period i.e. 1 hr or 2 hrs - how long does it take to go to the art museum?? what happens if the time expires half way there?? That explains the discarded bodies along the track, people tickets ...
... stone walls and huge wooden beams in the ceiling. The kids absolutely adored the place but were a bit thrown when they found out that they couldn't put their toilet paper in the toilet - but into a bin beside the toilet. The look on their faces was priceless! Day 16 - 17: We woke up to a very chilly morning of -6C and left early as we had a long day of driving ahead of us - all the way to Normandy. The first 3 hours if the trip should have been stunning - ...
... served with a tendron de veau.
The downside of today was preparing kidneys. I keep trying these, but still not a fan.
Day three - Beef
The beef Wellington was the star of the day. The morning was spent preparing the puff pastry, crepes and duxelle (mushrooms, chopped shallots, cream).
While the pastry was resting we made a beef Rossini, toasted bread, fillet mignonette and seared foie gras with a port jus. This was all before ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking