Saturday, 23 June 2018

The longest day in Auxerre

We grab a prime spot on the Auxerre waterfront 
Tis mid summer and we spend the longest day in Auxerre. Our last visit here was 10 years ago aboard a Locaboat hire craft when we were testing the waters before taking on Antiope. This is a town that deserves more than just a fleeting visit, and a week on we are still here. Visitors with a car joined us aboard for a few days, providing the perfect excuse for a run to the Burgundy wine region and a heady drive along 'La Route des Grand Crus' tasting a few wines along the way.
Wars have been waged for control of these vineyards

The view from Antiope, 11 pm on the longest day.

The clock tower dates back to the 15th century and was built on the foundations of the original Roman Castrum

Once underway we plan to head South along the Nivernais canal, one of the oldest and remote waterways in France.

Watch this space, Cheers Charles and Annie


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