3 October Another early start and off to meet Nicole for our visit to the Louvre. We did a bit of a drive by of some of the famous buildings – Napoleon’s Tomb, Les Invalides, Arc de Triomphe, Musee d’Orsay, Notre Dame and more that I cannot remember! We finished at the Louvre and drove … More Paris

Beaune and Paris

2 October We left Lyon in fog and it was a lot cooler than the previous evening. We reached the lovely Burgundy town of Beaune and walked into the square by the Hostel Dieu, which was established in 1443 to provide accommodation and act as a hospital for the elderly. There is a museum there … More Beaune and Paris

Pisa and Monaco

29 September We left Florence in pouring rain at 7:30 am but by the time we got to Pisa it had lightened up and there was only the occasional spit. I did bargain with a hawker for a cheap umbrella, just in case. I don’t think it will last too long, but that doesn’t matter. … More Pisa and Monaco

Assisi and Florence

28 September We again admired the fabulous view of Assisi from our room on the top floor. We were also overlooking the cloister of the old monastery we were staying in, which still belongs to the Franciscan monks but has been totally modernised into a lovely hotel. We then drove the short distance to St … More Assisi and Florence