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.
Labels: Bateaux, Mini-breaks, Troyes