Tag Archives: Chalon sur Saone

Christchurch to St Jean de Losne. This years adventure begins.

Every year we are surprised by how quickly May comes around and this year is no exception and suddenly it’s time to head away on a new adventure. There is a lot of planning and saving that goes into living … Continue reading

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Lyon, Belleville, Tournus and Chalon. The beautiful Saône River.

Thursday September 8th. We left Lyon, turning ‘a droit’ up the Saône, back the way we had come. I was a bit reluctant to leave, I loved feeling part of the hustle and bustle of the city while having our … Continue reading

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Chalon sur Saône marché, an unexpected night on the Seille river and on to Mâcon.

Sunday, August 28. We left Chalon at 10.30 after visiting the excellent market that is centred on the Place St Vincent and then meanders down the side alleys. Lots of fruit and vege stalls plus fish, sausage and artisanal cheese … Continue reading

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St Jean de Losne to Seurre and Chalon sur Saône. 35°+ Phew!

Thursday 25 August. As forecasted this week we are having a bit of a heatwave. Temperatures round 35° (inside and outside) and as usual very little breeze. Much as we love the St Jean de Losne marina it can get … Continue reading

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There were highs, there were lows…

It’s fair to say that today didn’t start well. Initially all seemed fine. We got up early (for us). I wandered across the pedestrian bridge to the Île Saint Laurent for the morning baguette while Alan topped up the water … Continue reading

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Getting jobs done…

We have been in St Jean de Losne for 5 days now. We still have our rental car which needs returning to Dijon on Thursday. Having the car has been great. We are basically using it as a shopping trolley … Continue reading

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Finally…we are back on the road again

Or in our case, river. Alan’s foot is not back to normal yet but he’s determined to head off today so after refuelling, filling up the water tanks, topping up the wifi Domino and saying au’revoir to the guys at … Continue reading

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