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Postcards from Burgundy and Alsace

So... we followed a trail of medieval villages and towns through Burgundy during a heat wave where temperatures were sometimes over 40°C and with a couple of tropical storms thrown in!

Unsurprisingly we found that some medieval villages were not built with motorhomes in mind.... sometimes 8 metre motorhomes need to send out a human (usually female 😉) advance party to run on ahead and check out the terrain! Noyers-sur-Surein is as medieval and as beautiful as it gets. It was like going back in time 500 years and there were some hot hairy moments navigating the very narrow cobbled streets and entrance and exit arches 😳

Reaching Châteauneuf-en-Auxois on the top of a hill was a real challenge - the car park on one side of the village proved not to be accessible for large motorhomes and the bridge on the other route in was not big enough, so we parked up at the bottom of the hill, got out our ebikes and cycled up to the village....

You really can’t beat the motorhome + e-bike combination, especially when it’s very hot and the hill is rather steep! Not too much effort was required and we were rewarded for our perseverance with a beautiful village, castle and views and a yummy lunch at L’Oree du Bois.

There are so many distractions as you drive through Burgundy - going past the medieval walled town of Semur-en-Auxois, it looked so impressive we found an aire for the night, parked up and went off to explore...

.....and Chateau de Commarin was worth a coffee stop to admire the architecture and sculptures.

Just before we left France, we enjoyed some wine tasting and an overnight stay in Jean-Paul Hueber’s vineyard among the vines of Alsace just outside the picturesque (but very busy) town of Riquewihr. You really cannot beat eating breakfast surrounded by grapes that will soon be wine!!🍷

We are excited about moving on to Germany which neither of us know very well, but one thing is for sure, we want to come back to France before too long!


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