Returning to Blighty for a couple of weeks Oct 2015

After a great month in Chamonix we set off back to London. After our America trip we have an aversion to long drives and since we don't have work/school to get back to, we decided to take four days for the trip with no more than three hours driving per day.

Day 1 Bourg en Bresse (chicken country)

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It's a pretty nice town, and the chicken really does taste different. Not sure I'm prepared to pay more than the price of a good steak for it on a regular basis though.

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Day 2: Onwards towards Dijon

Bread in France has an almost religious significance. 

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Dijon is just stunning! 

We'd never been there before, but will definitely be coming back. 

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The town center is a UNESCO world heritage site and you can see why.

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The chouette that GG is standing on is part of a two mile, very well laid out town centre trail. The kids did the whole thing on foot (unheard of) and loved running ahead and finding signs on the road.

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Dinner at a great Italian (little Italy)

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nice local roof

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Day 3 Reims

Reims is a regular stopping point for brits heading south or home as it's only 2 hours from Calais. The Cathedral is spectacular but the kids seemed restless, so instead we took them to a local park just south of the canal in the hope of finding a play area. We were well rewarded; the parc de Leo Lagrange is brilliant. It has a small kids section, a mid kids section (below) and a huge skate park. 

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Day 4 Ferry - Canterbury

Waiting for the ferry

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Canterbury cathedral

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Home for the night. These great six man pods at YHA were clean, spacious and comfortable. If I still had a garden I'd be putting one in.

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