Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Day 7 with Uniworld and Titan on the Rhone.

Woke up in Chalons sur Saone, great breakfast of cold meats/ cheeses and fruit juice.  On to our final trip - Beaune where we visited one of Frances jewels- the Hospices de Beaune. It was founded in 1443 by charitable Nicholas Rolin, Chancellor of Duke Phillip the good. A must see is the amazing painting of the last judgement by Rosier van der Widen and the great hall of the sick. 

Walking out of the hospice we arrived in a maze of smells and produce - the weekly farmers market and flea market, plenty of things to taste and try including cheeses and saucisson as well as local mustards.

As an optional tour,  Our very good friends decided to go on one of Uniworld's trips wine tasting in and lunch to in a chateaux owned by a Count. The chateaux has been passed down from one generation to another over 25 generations.  Wine tasting in his candle lit cellar was followed by a lunch of Bouef Bourginon in the coach house, surrounded by original coaches! And guess what his day job was? You will love this an estate agent! 

After returning to the ship, we set off back to Lyon with dinner travelling on the Soane.  

A fantastic final dinner a bit of dancing, and an earlier night than usual to ensure that we managed to get up on time for our departure! 

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