Category Archives: Petite Saône

Scey-sur-Saône to Epinal. Stunning!

After the lovely setting of Scey-sur-Saône we meandered up the Petit Saône past Port-sur-Saône without stopping and continued on to Fourecourt. There is a small port here, very small, but they charge quite high, I thought. €15 with power and … Continue reading

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Auxonne, Pontailler-sur-Saône, Mantoche and Gray. Stormy weather.

Auxonne is a great spot for a few days. The Port Royale has very nice moorings but quite pricey. For us €14 per night. There is a large military presence here (Napoleon did his training here back in the day) … Continue reading

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St Jean de Losne to Auxonne. The sun came out.

So we’ve been in our home port of St-Jean-de-Losne for two weeks now and we were planning on heading out on our next adventure today but although we finally have our water pump issue sorted at long last (am I … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Autumn, Bonjour au Printemps.

Autumn is here in New Zealand although you wouldn’t know it by the weather! The colours in Christchurch’s Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens are spectacular. But Alan and I are off to France on Sunday for our next adventure. … Continue reading

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Au’revoir Auxonne

It’s the day after Bastille Day and time to leave Auxonne. We headed downstream and south. The marina in Auxonne, Port Royal, was a lovely spot to spend the holiday weekend. And very social. Last night the Capitanerie put on … Continue reading

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I hear Wedding Bells in Auxonne

It’s Saturday, July 5th, and there are two weddings posted on the doors outside the Auxonne’s Church of Notre Dame. The wedding bells rang just before three and again at four thirty. We saw some of the guests or perhaps … Continue reading

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Tied up on the banks of La Petite Saône

Today is Wednesday, July 2nd. We left St Jean-de-Losne yesterday around lunchtime and planned to cruise up the Petite Saône until we found a spot deep enough to moor up the boat without running aground, but also shady and accessible. … Continue reading

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