Chateau Fontainebleau and melting in Thieze

So, we left Paris yesterday an began the trek to Thieze which is just outside of Lyon in the south of France in an area called the Beaujolais wine region. To break up the trip, we stopped at Chateau Fontainebleau on the way there, which was the royal summer home when they just couldn’t handle the hardships of Versailles anymore 😉

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Then, after what felt like forever we finally pulled into Thieze and the Contiki Chateaux Criuz where we did a wine tasting.

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I don’t drink alcohol so I didn’t try any but it was a cool talk, and the cheese and crackers were amazing 😉

This is the chateaux that we’re in:


And this is our view:


Which almost makes up for the fact it is meltingly hot here! I punked out on the picinic “walk” once I realized it was a hike, and chilled by the pool instead, which I beleive was a good choice! 😉

The chateau is ok in terms of accommodations – the food is good, the pool is cool, and the rooms (4 share and bunk beds with no sheets – I’m using my sleeping bag as an underpad and my towel as a sheet) are not too hot at night. The showers are coed and really warm, but it’s definitely managable for anyone considering a Contiki that passes through the Chateau 🙂

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go back to the very busy work of sweating and turning lobster red 😉

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