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)
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.
Day 2: Onwards towards Dijon
Bread in France has an almost religious significance.
Dijon is just stunning!
We'd never been there before, but will definitely be coming back.
The town center is a UNESCO world heritage site and you can see why.
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.
Dinner at a great Italian (little Italy)
nice local roof
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.
Day 4 Ferry - Canterbury
Waiting for the ferry
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.