Category Archives: France

Last day in Grenoble

Feeling a little better this morning but still rather tender, had small croissant for breakfast as we needed to travel via Tournon to collect my jacket which had been placed in a wardrobe rather than with the rest of my … Continue reading

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Just a quiet day at home

Still suffering from dinner and spent most of the day in bed. Went off to the local lake up in the mountains but as I was so uncomfortable, was transported back home and they went off to the 30th birthday … Continue reading

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Onion Festival in Tournon of to Grenoble

Onion festival day outside the window early morning. Had a little bit of fun with the guy selling mops etc outside the window and tried to get him to wash the 1st floor windows of the flat but to no … Continue reading

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France challenges Australia to a game of Petanque

Slept in rather late, think exhaustion probably got to me but certainly feel much better than I did when I arrived. Went for a stroll around the city and found out where we would be playing petenc this afternoon. Collected … Continue reading

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Sydney to Valence in France

24 August – Getting out of mascot was pretty pane free and there was plenty of time to spare. Good flight to Abu Dhabi where we enjoyed temperatures up round 39 which would have been great if not just coming … Continue reading

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Paris & Sacré-Coeur Basilica

After watching the news and finding that there was an accident on the road in to Paris, we held off our departure time to go and see the Sacré-Coeur. We drove towards the Arc de Triomphe and of course, this … Continue reading

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Mini France

Went to Mini France for the day – just fascinating. Silvie, Pierre, Mathilde & Julien had also not been here previously so it was extra special for them also. This village is just like Cockington Green in Canberra, only bigger … Continue reading

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Château de Chambord at Chambord, Loir-et-Cher

Up early and into a lovely big people mover with Julien behind the wheel. Lots of rain as we drove along the freeway but the skies cleared as we arrived at The Château de Chambord: What a great place it … Continue reading

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Grenoble to Zurich

5 September Got on the train following a wonderful 3 days with Mathilde and Julien and their family (including the cows being grown up) and after having a nice lunch with ‘English’ Uncle Dennis & his family in Grenoble – … Continue reading

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Hauterives and Facteur Cheval

4 September Went to the town of Hauterives where we had an absolutely delightful lunch with the Moulins and then walked through the village to experience ‘Facteur Cheval’. Ferdinand Cheval (1836-1924) was a postman who built his dream ‘Le Palais … Continue reading

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Nyons

3 September Went off to have a look at Grignan and Nyons where we explored the old town, climbed many steps, checked out the lavender distillery before returning to the farm at Claveyson

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Munich to Grenoble

2 September Arrived Munich on time and had a very quick run through customs etc. And were able to get to Munich and be on the 1st train for Zurich and then Grenoble. Coffee, tea and croissants were just €8.90 … Continue reading

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