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Scenes from Bourgogne (and a French wedding)

Bourgogne, also known as Burgundy. Wine country!

Bourgogne, also known as Burgundy. Wine country!

Even the sculptures on the roundabouts celebrate the regional produce.

Even the sculptures on the roundabouts celebrate the regional produce.

Quaint little villages...

Quaint little villages…

A different style of architecture...

A different style of architecture…

And plenty of wine cellars to visit.

And plenty of wine cellars to visit.

Nuit St Georges, home of some amazing pinot noir and chardonnay...

Nuits St Georges, home of some amazing pinot noir and chardonnay…

Bourgogne (especially Beaune) is also known for an interesting architectural feature - the beautifully tiled roofs.

Bourgogne (especially Beaune) is also known for an interesting architectural feature – the beautifully tiled roofs.

Another regional specialty is cassis, or blackcurrants; Dijon produces crème de cassis, which is a liqueur added to wines when making a cocktail kir.

Another regional specialty is cassis, or blackcurrants; Dijon produces crème de cassis, which is a liqueur added to wines when making a cocktail kir. There is a Cassisium open for visits.

Sunday morning on the river Saône

Sunday morning run along the river Saône.

Chalon-sur-Saône lies in the south of Burgundy. It's the birthplace of photography.

Chalon-sur-Saône lies in the south of Burgundy. It’s the birthplace of photography.

A forest path perfect for running and cycling.

A forest path perfect for running and cycling.

GodzillaPin and the Ninja Turtle were invited to a wedding, and what a wedding it was!

Getting married in an abbey...

Getting married in an abbey…

Offering a bouquet to Mary, which is a tradition in this abbey.

Offering a bouquet to Mary, which is a tradition in this abbey.

Man and wife!

Man and wife!

A cute little wedding car

A cute little wedding car.

And a reception at a "domain".

And a reception at a “domain”.

Put your name on the Nutella so people know it's yours, and to keep their hands off!

Put your name on the Nutella jar so people know it’s yours, and to keep their hands off!

The wedding had a gorgeous pink and orange travel theme.

The wedding had a gorgeous pink and orange travel theme.

And look at dessert!

And look at dessert!

Partying hard, the French way.

Partying hard, the French way.

The boys...

The boys…

And the girls.

And the girls.

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One thought on “Scenes from Bourgogne (and a French wedding)

  1. Mandy Maidment-Hodges says:

    Thanks, Jo. Beautiful.
    Sorry if I’ve told you any of this before!!
    Mirella & Alan will come to live in Oz on 29/9/2015. They will live at my house at Aldinga Beach. They have to travel back to Edinburgh for a couple of weddings- leaving on Xmas day. I guess they’ll be away for a few weeks!! Why are people getting married in Edinburgh in winter?!

    Have I told you Mirella’s wedding date is Sat 7/1/17 at the beach house? They are looking for local caterers at the moment, & one guy who was highly recommended has just been booked!! 😳

    Laura, my daughter in law, was in Bourges playing BB for nearly 3 months AND THEY WON THE FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIP (or whatever it’s called). They played in a different competition grand final in Paris, which they lost by a couple of points. Mirella & Alan were with her in Paris for a few days.

    Laura has accepted the offer to play with Bourges in the next season, starting in August. Maybe after that she will stop & try to have a baby!! She adores her 5 nieces & nephew. She’ll be 32 in December. Then again, maybe she’ll make her fourth Olympic team. She’ll be traveling back to Europe with the Oz team in a couple of weeks for practice games against other national teams.
    PS. She was on the FRONT PAGE of the Advertiser today!!

    Rick, M’s dad, is going to Edinburgh & Europe for her 30th birthday on 10/9. I won’t make it. Maybe I can visit Laura in Bourges at some stage. Then I could visit you!!

    When are you visiting Australia next?
    I hope everything is going well for you. I love getting your blogs and travelling around France with you!!

    Thanks again.

    LOTS o’ LOVE to you & Guillaume.

    Mandy (&Jeff)

    Sent from my iPhone

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