Chateau de Champlitte, our first major chateau encounter south from Jonvelle to Beze, appeared on the horizon and took our breath away. The Chateau Fontaine-Francaise, an historic monument of France, is gracefully reflected in the nearby waters.
One of the reasons that we see so many small towns dotting the countryside is that they were located within a day’s walk of each other. As we drove through the French countryside, the farmers were preparing their farmland for winter. The corn crop was being harvested to feed the livestock. Hay had been cut, baled and was waiting in the fields to be transported to the barns. We passed barges on a canal from time to time.