Valenciennes continued

We returned to Piedaleau in Valenciennes on 25th July having really enjoyed the couple of days visiting Grainne and Andy & Jo and Tim. We stayed put and wandered around and about the town as the temperature increased! Looked at buildings, Churches and statues.

And then, when it really became unbearably hot we went to visit the air conditioned Musee des Beaux Arts. Covid precautions were in place – masks, sanitiser and a one way system. We were informed more than once not to miss going downstairs to see the archaeological exhibits and the toilet! We preferred the statues & paintings ….

One bust of the gentleman of a certain age, with a rather special moustache, reminded me of my dear old dad!

I have been making bread throughout lock down in my trusty bread machine and had to order yeast and flour online when I couldn’t find any in the supermarkets. I was now running out of flour and so we took ourselves off for a delightful drive through the countryside to visit the Moulin de Sebourg, a working flour mill, I had spotted in a local guidebook. What a find! Absolutely beautiful village and mill. We were able to buy 5kgs of superb wholemeal flour. And the resultant bread extremely tasty! Result!!!



Author: mistyjf

I have been boating in Europe since 2009 when I shipped Misty Morning to France. Time & life move on! Adrian, my new partner, & I bought Piedaleau in 2015 to continue and expand our European boating adventures.

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