Archive for September, 2013

The Many Chateaux of Burgundy – Sully, Couches and Cormatin

Chateaux, they’re everywhere.  Burgundy must have been infected with a terrible plague of oversized egos.  These epic homes were never built as just a nice place to live in the summer. It was said, “it is the chateau that makes the nobleman.”  It was all about bragging rights. Mine is bigger and better than yours.  Apparently men haven’t changed much.  The only difference is that now when we brag about how big it is.  It’s on a completely ...

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Chateau de Rully by The Man Who Knows It Best

Lisa’s brother Jerry and his wife Arlene joined us after their exciting cruise down the Danube River.  Rabelo may be comfortable, but we’ll have a tough time competing with the services on a 500 ft. ship.

Burgundy may be best known for it’s wine and mustard, but there are also plenty of chateaus to see.  We first decided to visit Chateau de Rully.  What a treat!  If you happen to be close to Beaune you should call ...

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The Gem of Dole, France

An eerie silence has moved onto Rabelo.  The hordes are gone, and Lisa and I have been left to our own devices.  Our big baby seems sad without the chatter and screams of laughing children. David, Cecile and family took off yesterday, and our son is driving his family to Geneva, Switzerland to fly home.  Randy decided to abandon the highways in favor of the back roads. They stopped in the little town of Dole, and sent us ...

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Chateau de La Rochepot

If Paris is the heart of France then Dijon is the heart of Burgundy.  It is a little known fact that snails were first baked with butter, garlic and parsley and devoured right here in this fabled region.  And if there is one thing the French like more than a frog’s leg it’s a delectable snail.  Just the other day I saw a Frenchman in traditional snail hunting garb seeking out his prey.  He was wearing yellow track ...

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