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Correction to previous post regarding the Commonwealth war graves on Le Bussiére

In my last post I mentioned the Commonwealth War Grave we visited in La Bussiére. The information I had was that the aircraft shot down was a Lancaster Bomber but was in fact a Sterling bomber. If you are interested … Continue reading

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Montbard to Pouillenay. The start of the staircase locks.

Monday July 25. The weather was warm but a bit cloudy, perfect weather for our 9 locks and 13kms journey. We were up and ready to go by 8.45 so headed into our first lock of the day and were … Continue reading

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Montbard and the Abbey de Fontenay

Montbard is such a lovely town we decided to stay for a while. Wednesday was spent in Dijon (see my last post for that saga) and so on Thursday we took a taxi (called for us by the Tourist Info … Continue reading

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Raviéres to Montbard. Beautiful countryside.

Raviéres is a village with a very old church, beautiful houses and a grocery store. There is a boulangerie but it looked like it had been closed for a while. I asked a passerby if there was a boulangerie. Of … Continue reading

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Tonnerre to Tanlay. The impressive Fosse Dionne!

Tonnerre is about 1.2km away from the mooring and has interesting buildings and plenty of history. According to the Heritage pamphlet from the tourist office the first inhabitants settled on the plateau Montbellant for safety (the hill side area was … Continue reading

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St-Florentin to Tonnerre and a spot of gate-crashing…

Well! So much for Allez les Bleus. We were heading to a bar in St Florentin to watch France play Portugal in the Euro Football finals. Somehow we ended up inviting ourselves (Martin, I’m looking at you) into the local … Continue reading

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Brienon-sur-Armançon to St-Florentin

Saturday July 9th dawned another beautiful day. We still had power at our Brienon-sur-Armançon mooring until late morning when a woman came around and turned it off again. Guess she wanted another €10. But we headed off to St Florentin. … Continue reading

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