Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Friday, June 14, 2013


Between my travel schedule this month (Morocco, UK & 3 trips to the Loire valley) and C's travel schedule (Lyon, Limoges x 2 & 10 days spent at CDG), we decided we needed a weekend getaway to spend at least a bit of time together. I really wanted to be out on the water, so we took a look at a map of France to see if there were any big lakes within a reasonable drive of Paris. 

We found one near Troyes, and since it was only about a 2hr drive away, we booked a hotel and off we went on a mini-road trip.

We spent the first day cruising around the lake on a little electric boat.  It wasn't exactly the same as a being on speedboat, but it was super relaxing and one of the first sunny days in a LONG time, so who could complain?

The following day, we did a quick walkaround of the Troyes centreville. It was small, but lovely with all kinds of colorful timbered buildings:
As well as lots of tiny, hidden streets:
Mixed in with a bit of "standard" French architecture:
And the lovely Seine rolling through the city:
There were also plenty of cute places to eat - though next time I would think twice about eating all of those onions when on a romantic escapade. :)
We didn't have time for much else, but there are also a boatload of vineyards around, so there is definitely plenty to do for those looking to get out of the city for a weekend getaway.

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Blogger meredith said...

I learned to jet ski on that lake :)

June 15, 2013 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Gwan said...

Looks nice, one of my friends goes on about wanting to go to Troyes all the time, but it's because apparently there's a kick-arse discount mall there, not for pretty lakes and buildings...

June 16, 2013 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Ksam said...

@Gwan- Oh man, how did I forget about that?? There are a couple of outlet stores there - we didn't check any of them out though because we have plans to visit some in the US and prices are generally lower la-bas....

June 16, 2013 at 9:57 PM  

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