Adventure-A-Day April – Excerpt Three

*The Adventure Continues*

June 10th 2012
DAY THREE!

Firstly, a special mention to my Nanny as I was traveling through the beautiful French country side and couldn’t be home for her birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANNY! (For then!)

Today was a designated travel day. We were to travel from Paris to the Beaujolais Wine Region. The coach was somewhat quiet that morning as everyone had had a pretty big night drinking and dancing.

We headed south, towards Fontainebleau. We stopped to check out the Chateau and have morning tea. The Chateau was enormous! I could not fit the entire building in my camera lens. I wandered around the buildings within the courtyard and experimented with some different shots. The architecture of old is much, MUCH more impressive than that of the present day.

Chateau de Fontainebleau

Chateau de Fontainebleau

Chateau de Fontainebleau

Chateau de Fontainebleau

Chateau de Fontainebleau

Chateau de Fontainebleau

Chateau de Fontainebleau

Chateau de Fontainebleau

After deciding all my shots looked the same, I took to the small town streets in search of a football as I did not bring one with me. I found one at the monoprix for about €10. I probably got ripped off but I didn’t mind. It was a national team ball, with France written all over it and in national colors. It did however, end up being more of a burden then entertainment! The girls in my little group decided to get crepes but I keep exploring, finding this amazingly beautiful carousel which was just opening up for the day. I’ll be honest; I was totally tempted to have a go but I didn’t have that much time.

Pretty Light Posts

Pretty Light Posts

Gorgeous Carousel

Gorgeous Carousel

Leaving Fontainebleau, we made our way through the wine regions of Chablis, Burgundy and on to Beaujolais. Endless paddocks of luscious green vines made the backdrop for the Chateau de Cruix so much more beautiful, even though it was raining when we arrived.

Views from the balcony on arrival.

Views from the balcony on arrival.

Views from the balcony on arrival.

Views from the balcony on arrival.

Views from the balcony on arrival.

Views from the balcony on arrival.

Vineyards everywhere!

Vineyards everywhere!


That night was a quiet one. We chilled and caught up on emails to loved ones. Tomorrow was to be a big day with a picnic and a dress up party in “The Cave” so a decent sleep was going to be needed.

The Chateau looked amazing from the outside but obviously has been converted into small rooms on the inside. The only issues I had with it was that the rooms were like matchboxes and there wasn’t a whole lot of room for 4 people to share. We made do but it was a tad squishy. It had shared bathrooms which in my opinion are terrible. I don’t mind sharing with the 3 other girls in my room but when you have 30 other girls on your tour and 30 from another tour, things get messy and untidy REAL QUICK.

Chateau de Cruix

Chateau de Cruix

It was the first night using my sleeping bag too! It definitely wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. 🙂

Keep an eye out for tomorrow’s adventures!

Bonsoir,
C. x

*To Be Continued*

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