Category Archives: Burgundy

Cows make Beautiful Music — Jura Mountain Hike

Meet a Montbeliarde cow, the breed found in the fields of the Jura Mountains. We will see her and her friends later. After several visits to medieval towns and abbeys we decided to spend a day exploring some of the … Continue reading

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Flavigny sur Ozerain — No Chocolate.

This austere church was a centerpiece of the movie Chocolate with Juliet Binoche, which was filmed in Flavigny sur Ozerain not far from Fontenay Abbey and our rental cottage in Semur-en-Auxois. There were winding streets with ancient houses. There were … Continue reading

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Going Medieval: Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

We visited Chateauneuf-en-Auxois because we always liked the gorgeous view of the castle from the toll road. We went there on Fete National – July 14th, which the French do not like people to call Bastille Day — and we … Continue reading

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Medieval Towns – Semur-en-Auxois

I am in love with medieval villages like Semur-en-Auxois where we spent a week this July.    As you can see from the picture below from Flavigny, Ed, not so much. We have been to many such towns (see my … Continue reading

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Edwin’s Law — At Fontenay Abbey

Edwin’s Law is ‘there is always a parking space right next to wherever you are going.’  Years ago we parked at the bottom of the hill near Chartres and walked a long ways to see the Cathedral — with its … Continue reading

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