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Tour De France 2019 Travel Along – Stage 9

Château de Bouthéon This chateau is located between the “Vallée du Rhône” and the “Massif Central”. The origins of the castle are from the 12th and 13th centuries. For hundreds of years, the successive owners: Lords, Earls, Dukes, etc modified, arranged and enlarged this house to adapt it to their needs and to reflect the […]

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Tour De France 2019 Travel Along – Stage 8

Valsonne Valsonne is a town in the Rhone department. The river Soanan crosses the town. This is actually where the name of the town is derived. The ‘valley of the Soanan’ or Val de Soanan which became Valsoanan then Valsonne. The existence of a megalithic burial chamber (Dolmen du Suchel) suggests the town has ancient […]

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Tour De France 2019 Travel Along – Stage 7

Chapelle Saint-Georges d’Ornans Chapelle Saint-Georges is originally the old chapel of the Castle Ornans which was situated on top of a rocky outcrop above the town of Ornans. As seems to be the case with many of these old buildings, this is not the original incarnation on this spot. In 1289 a chapel was built […]

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Tour de France 2019 Travel Along – Stage 6

Well, it turns out that how much travel bits I see depends on which re-broadcast I am watching. If its one of the edited ones they tend to skip a lot of what happens in the first half, so the number of things I see is limited. Though after the length of the previous post […]