Monday 7th October Today was our last day and we were lucky that it wasn’t raining for our early morning walk down to pick up our bus tour. Our full day tour was out to visit two Chateaux; Vaux le Vicomte and Fointainebleau. It was about a 1.5 hour drive out to the first Chateaux, … More Chateaux visits for our last day.
Sunday 6th October We’ve been a bit unlucky with the weather, especially here in Paris. It was another overcast morning but this time with rain before we set out. Our plan for the day was to take a 2 hour free walking tour of Paris in the morning, with Sandemans, and to smooch around the … More Paris walking day.
Saturday 5th October It was a cloudy morning but the forecast didn’t show much chance of rain. That was until we stepped out the door at 10 am! We didn’t get too far though before being drawn in to all the wonderful fruit and produce shops just along the street from our front door; it … More Markets and Marais day.
Friday 4th October Check out from our apartment wasn’t until 11.45 am and so we used the morning to take a walk and visit the famous Les Halles food markets across the river. It was a 20 minute walk to the markets and we got to see a small bit of the city on the … More Lyon to Paris
Thursday 3rd October It was a beautiful sunny morning in Lyon with clear skies but a cool breeze for our morning walking tour. This tour just starting from the same place where our wine tour started, Place Bellecour, and that was about a 20 minute walk south from our apartment. We set off with time … More Sunshine for our last full day in Lyon
Wednesday 2nd October. There is about a week to go for our trip and we’re starting to feel weary. We’ve struggled to get out on early morning walks but, to be fair, this is probably also a factor of the late sunrise; still around 7.40 am here in Lyon. So our first activity for the … More Lyon: Walking and Wine day
Tuesday 1st October Lyon: AirBnB link. Address: 16 Rue Saint-Polycarpe, Lyon, Rhône-Alpes 69001, France We were heading to Lyon today but driving via Beaune. Beaune had been mentioned to us by a number of people as worth visiting. It is another walled town with origins dating back to Roman times and is considered the wine … More To Lyon via Beaune
Monday 30th September The sun isn’t rising here until 7.35 am here so there was no hurry for our morning walk. We were pleasantly surprised by the city this morning though; a good night of sleep, sunshine and no crowds helping us to see and appreciate the beauty of the city. There is more of a … More The Owl’s Trail, Dijon
Sunday 29th September Strasbourg to Colmar It was a beautiful sunny morning and not a cloud in the sky for our drive from Strasbourg down to Dijon via Colmar. This made it much easier to get from the apartment down to the car and for the drive. Navigating on the other side of the road … More Dijon via Colmar
Saturday 28th September It was an early start for Mark today as he wanted to watch the AFL Grand Final. So, he set his watch at 6:30 am and duly got up to watch the game. It was raining during this time so I took the opportunity to update my trading blog. Our plan for the … More Last day in Strasbourg.