Burgundy and on to Genova.
We really enjoyed "la belle France", travel easy and comfortable accommodation.
After picking up the car on Sunday afternoon we drove south to Auxerre, a gateway to the Burgundy Region. Found a reliable Ibis Hotel (Accor) and stumbled into a local market.
Our hotel in the late afternoon sun and the a few moore pics as we sampled some local cheese and champagne!
The next morning we drove into Chablis. We were pretty pleased to be "in the duck's guts" as far as Chablis is concerned. The original dry white? And yes, that car again!
On the way to Beaune we observed a few cattle, relaxed as always. These were beef cattle, breed ? , let's say white.
We toured around Beaune on Tuesday and also managed to tour a wine cellar or "cave" as the French call their cellars. Probably because they are universally underground. The one we visited had 3,000,000 bottles in store! It was the Patriarche establishment, established 1780, 8 years before European settlement in Australia!
Finally, a modern art piece in the centre of Beaune. Quite stunning once it sinks in as to what its about. The photos may not, do not, do it justice. A modern day traveller with his valise, alas he has a leg and most of his torseau missing, blown away . . . .
Next blog we'll drive through Annecy in France, miss out on driving through Val d'Isere once again and introduce Genoa, city of Tunnels and Freeways on stilts.