Throwback Thursday : 9 July 2012 : France

Throwback Thursday : 9 July 2012 : France

On this day, three years ago, hubby and I were on a Trafalgar Tour in France ūüôā¬† It was my first¬†time, ever,¬†in Europe¬†!!!¬†¬† And .. on this day, on 9th¬†July, we were on our first day of the tour around France.¬† We motored through the¬†French countryside to Beaune then onto Lyon for our first night stop …

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Beaune …

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Wine tasting at Cave de la Reine P√©dauque …

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Lyon …

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Fascinating and very interesting traboules ... interlinking passages through buildings between streets which were used in by-gone days for silk traders carrying their wares from harbour to old city Рquicker as well as keeping dry in inclement weather.   During WWII the Resistance used these secret passages ..

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La Tour Rose de la Maison du Crible dates back to 1600’s¬†…

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12th century Cathédrale St-Jean ..

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And then there was my first taste of genuine French croissants and¬†macarons, and¬†oohh’d and ahh’d ¬†at slices – huge slices like pieces of cake (!)¬†– ¬†of French nougat in a window as we walked passed¬† …

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What wonderful memories !!!!!¬† A country I would¬†return to in a heartbeat ūüôā

My blog posts refer :  Beaune
Beaune, Burgundy #1
Beaune, Burgundy #2
Wine tasting in Beaune

Lyon Rhone Valley #1
Lyon Rhone Valley #2
Lyon Rhone Valley # 3

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