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After jet lag. A tough few days.

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!

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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!

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On the way to Beaune we observed a few cattle, relaxed as always. These were beef cattle, breed ? , let's say white.

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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!

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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 . . . .

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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.

Posted by stavmagpie 07:42 Archived in France

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Alicia says she really likes the photos, she thinks the statue in Beaune is very broken and it's nice and beautiful because of the broken bits (I think - she adds). I love you Poppy Russell and Gran! See you soon!

Hi Alicia, Gran and I are getting excited about seeing you and Benjamin very soon.👴🏼 🐝 😎 ⛵️

by Klara and Alicia

Looking great Russell! Wish I was there. xx

by meredith

Lovely pics and comments as well.
i was many a time in Auxerre when I was young.
I saw very similar statues ( the broken traveller) in Israel. Probably the same sculptor.
We're all well and have Spotty as guest for a day or two, while john is away.
The cattle you saw are probably Charolais; a milk-breed as well as meat.
Have fun and take care.
ps; we had our first "big time" frost this morning.
love, Gea and Derek. xxx

Thanks Gea, yes we can see the weather is getting colder. Hope Spot is well. Xxx

by gea schultze

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