day we drove past Geneva to the Burgundy village of Rully,
Rully Castle and Vineyard, Burgundy
Town Square, Rully
Plateau of Burgundy cheeses, yummm
we stopped for a gastronomic lunch and then on to Auxerre in Central France.
Auxerre was also a most interesting town with a massive Cathedral similar in
style to Notre Dame in Paris.
and Lumiere in the cathedral that evening enlightenend us as to how old the
town was developed.
entrance archway, the heads of all these statues had originally been chopped
off by the non-Catholics
It had a
Church built on the same site in 750's, but that was destroyed, and
eventually sometime in the 1250's one of the Priests pleaded with the landed
gentry of the area to donate their wealth in order for the Church to be
built, advising him that he would go to Paradise if he did so! The
houses in the City were all of the Norman 1050's style, as London must have
looked before the great fire in 1066, higgledy piggledy beams holding up
overhangs and vault fronted houses, and mostly well restored and preserved.
Clock street, look similar to the streets
in Rouen, Normandy