Once back in Semur Emily and I headed up the hill for a tour of one of the Semur towers. We arrived just as a huge thunderstorm hit. During the storm we had a guided tour (with just one other persons) of the tower built in the 1100’s.
Afterwards we went and dined at the delicious Restaurant des Minimes. We had a wonderful meal that included salmon, legumes, eggs in a Bourgogne sauce, cod, steak, creme brûlée and tart citron. Oh my!! Amazing.
Tomorrow we are up early for a drive to Dijon then trains to Berne, Interlachen and Lauterbrunnen Switzerland. We’ve totally enjoyed the laid back time in the French countryside and look forward to the Swiss alps.
After lunch we drove up the hill to a great chateau where a famous Frenchman (Vabon) lived. We toured the place practically alone. It had great descriptions and was very enjoyable.
We bought some sandwiches and headed out of town. We found a little roadside stop for lunch. In the background was the Chateau Bazoches.
Today we jumped in the car for our final day in Burgundy. Our first destination Vezelay. A very interesting old town. The Main Street is up a hill where the church is located. The relics of Mary Magdeline (her little finger) are kept here.
It turns out that Vezelay is one of the big starting points for the Camino de Santiago that I will be doing in September. The symbol for the pilgrimage is a scalloped shell. Outside the church we found the symbol marking the start of the journey.