Street of Paris 

-   St.Eustache 

-   Pantheon

-   Louvre

St. Emilion

-   Chateau

-   Dinner @ Chateau


-   Wine Tasting

Carcasonne Aubenas Troyes


-   Covent Market



we met up with Son (Hoa's brother) and Valerie in Aubenas.  We stayed at this wonderful bed and Breakfast place called " La maison Blanche" for two nights.  Built in the 18th century and it is now completely renovated.  They have 5 rooms available and a small cabin on the side on the property (Son and Valerie got that).  The property is over an acre and it was well kept.  We loved it there.

Kevin and I having breakfast.. Croissant, bread and pastries tasted so good, especially when you are hungry.


Now that we had breakfast we are heading into town..

Aubenas's castle 

The Castle was listed as an historical monument in 1943. Construction began the 12th century and it was extended over several centuries as the ruling families (Montlaur, Maubec, Modène, d'Ornano and Vogüé) came and went. Each family in turn modified the building as dictated by the architectural inspiration of their different periods. 

the Chateau is now converted into  City Hall.  



 Court Yard of the Chateau D'Aubenas   


View from the Chateau


Son, Kevin, and Valerie playing mini golf while waiting for Hoa to have a mud massage.

Aubenas is known for their spring water and thermal bath.



Kevin enjoying the pool at la Maison Blanche



We have been traveling for almost a  week by now and was so please we could have a home cook meal.  Son and Valerie had the small cabin on the side of the property and they had their own back yard where we decided to have dinner there.  



On the dinner menu was Salad, Spaghetti with tomato sauce and Mergez, a special sausage from North Africa that is not available in the U.S.


After Dinner Kevin decided to challenge Valerie to a good game of Chess...

Who was the winner?  


After 6 days on the road we were happy to be headed back to Paris.  Son and Valerie dropped us off the train Station and we took the TGV (bullet Train) back to Paris.  The trip was a little over 3 hours.  It would take about 7 hours by car.


Next... Pantheon


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