Tag Archives: Restaurants

Champagne

Last year (2012) we passed along the fabulous Marne Valley, cutting through the geographic middle of the Champagne region, when everywhere was relaxed and often closed for business.  That was because it was late November. The grape harvest (vendanges) was … Continue reading

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Reims to Epernay: Champagne

We’re now in the Champagne capital of the world: Epernay. Hold on.. I think we’ve said that before.. Oh yes, in our last blog! Both Epernay and Reims claim to be at the heart of this marvel of marketing: The … Continue reading

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Go to the bottom of the class! Disability Unfriendly Giverny

If you haven’t read “Up the River Seine onto the River Oise” (just posted) then you might want to return to it to get the full story related to Stewart’s experience at Giverny, below. We’d long been looking forward to … Continue reading

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Up the River Seine onto the River Oise

We have all sorts of adventures and experiences to recount but time slips away and much of it, as is often the case, will have to stay in our personal diary and heads. But through a combined effort here’s an … Continue reading

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Marne au Rhin est (east): Nancy to Strasbourg

We’re still here in Toul having our new diesel heating system installed before we head on again for Paris. These past few nights have been well below freezing here in port, thankfully we have excellent shore-line electricity so can use … Continue reading

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Leaving the Netherlands: Deventer to Charleville-Mezieres

We are now back in France and it feels good. For one reason we can connect to the internet most days through our onboard 3G system which is an SFR annual contract so reasonably priced and with generally good coverage. … Continue reading

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The calm Vecht to the challenging Gelderse Ijssel river

Continuing our journey on the most recent leg we have travelled around 250 kilometres with very few locks (two five-metre locks into and out of Flevoland excluded) but have encountered many lift bridges: Leaving the boatyard at Weesp (near Amsterdam) … Continue reading

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The River Oise and along the St Quentin Canal

The 2012 journey so far: Paris to Compiegne using the Rivers Seine and Oise: 173 kms, 22 locks. A brief diversion along l’Aisne for the Armistice Clearing: five kilometres off the Oise, no locks. Compiegne to St Quentin via Pont … Continue reading

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Paris in February: Busy, one way or another.

Well.. when we signed off on our last blog (before the Top 10 Restaurants) we said we had found a new engine to solve our under-power issue: A Yanma (the same engine but with 15hp more and turbo charged) which would provide … Continue reading

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Paris: Our top 10 restaurants

Here are some of our favourite places to eat in Paris. Naturally they all have to be wheelchair accessible, ie, one step is the maximum we can manage with our short ramp which we carry on the electric wheelchair (when … Continue reading

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