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Published: June 19th 2018
This posting will cover four days as we have taken some chillaxing time as we picked a rural property to stay at with a pool.
16th. The trip from Beaunes was great for me as finally I have got Rose into the driver seat. We started out from Beaunes to Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, but we had to stop when we found a lock in the middle of nowhere. Châteauneuf-en-Auxois is one of those fantastic little towns with so much to see, the website unfortunately didn't indicate that they shut for lunch so we missed a tour of the Chateau, but we found a new house to buy (see Photos). Once back on the A road we stopped at a rest stop for Rose to take the reins. We spent the next two hours on C and D roads (not main roads, but still sealed). We arrived at the Airbnb we have booked and found our host has no English skills, but rang her sister who spoke good english and informed us as we were staying for 4 nights they asked if we wanted to move into another room from what we booked and wanted us to see it. So we now have
a four bedroom house out the back of their property for €115 per night. We decided to go to the 1 restaurant in the local town which unfortunately had a large group and was not accepting walkins. So a quick search of Tripadvisor found us a little (12 tables) restaurant run by 1 chef and 1 waiter producing some of the best and cheapest French food we have had to date. They got a glowing review from me on Tripadvisor, and you can see the food porn in the photos.
17th. The next day we had a rest day as I have a persistent cough and unsuccessfully tried to rid myself of it so the morning was based on a sleep in and the afternoon went for a drive around the town, I made the mistake of just driving and found an industrial park that has Rose salivating, with a warehouse that has 126 loading docks (I will need to get one of these in my portfolio).
18th. We decided to walk the streets of Bourge and experience the wonderful architectural building, Museums and Palaces. As it happens 18th June was the signing of the armistice by General
De Gaulle with the Germans surrendering France to Germany and Italy, so there a number of roadblocks and memorial services being held. After watching the memorial, we took a self guided (or self missguided in our case) walk through the town's historic district culminating in a tour of the Palace of Jacques Coeur, a four story 15th Century Palace with built in Toilets, Steam room/Sauna, and at least three ballrooms.
19th. Today is a Pool day, the weather is set to hit 28 and we are doing nothing, but we will go out for dinner tonight (yes needing our rest before the arrival of Clarke on the 21st)
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