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France - Saint Gengoux Le National??

Hey people it's me again for another update? on my trip? so far we have left Uzès and are heading to Saint Gengoux.. We are approximately 400 km away from Paris?? (guess how many kms we have done in the car - I will announce the total when I get to Paris (so start guessing) anyway we are on our way to Saint Gengoux and Jack and mum stop off at a castle to have a look around so I will hand the mic over to Jack?

Chateau Cormatin
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Hi Jack here - I am going into a big and beautiful chateau ?with a long straight driveway?? with trees on each side. In the garden there is a maze made of bushes with a tower in the middle for mum to see where I am. In the tower are birds and rabbits (sweet) also in the garden are lots of bushes shaped like animals. ????

Now the bell rings? - time to go in and start our tour. So we climb lots of stairs and come to a room. It is freezing cold ❄️in the castle. The tour guide spoke French??luckerly we had a English book???. My faverrit room in the chateau is the kitchen because it had a warm fire?. In one of the rooms it was filled with speceil things that the Lord collected from around the world

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Like gewerlery?????, shells and dead animals like turtles, crokerdiles and possems.

From Jack?

Thanks Jack that was great ..., now we are really at our house? which is our new home for a while. Our house is again a typical 4 story house located right in the centre of the town. You walk out the door and to your right you have the local pub right next to us then directly across the road you have the patisserie. And if you take the back door you have the butchers, dairy and another patisserie and here's what a summary of what we get up to.

Every day we go to a new town - firstly we head to our closest town called Buxy where we have a look around (and a peek at the patisserie). Also we check out two riverside towns- both of them we stroll around and we also picked up two really fun card games.

One morning me and dad get the bikes from in the garage and head down to the green route. The green route is an old train track? that has been concreted over with to make a 400 km bike track through all the surrounding villages.. So me and dad went for an hour but we didn't make the 400 km we just did 8. In Cluny (another small village near us) there is a great Saturday market with everything you could want including fresh fruit, vegetables, collectables, meat and heaps more.

The town is overall most famous for its horse show jumping and stud farms?. After a long day we went to the museum which is all about the abbey. Inside they had a 3D movie about what they abbey used to look like as it has been destroyed over the years..Once the church was the largest Christian building in the world until a bigger church was built in Rome in the 16th? century. Anyway see you tomorrow for a surprise location but before I go, I will hit you with some more facts on France......

French fries and Feench Toast weren't invented in France
Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in France
The Eiffel Tower is painted every 7 years
25 million baguettes are eaten day in France

Thanks for reading and see you soon. Harry

Posted by saltydog4481 09:53 Archived in France

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Hi Harry,

I have told the class that you have done more writing on your blogs than they have done all year. You will have to achieve an A for effort on your report for your written language. You have certainly informed me about so much. I will need to travel again to take everything in.
You always seem to pack so much into your day.

We have spent the day at the rocks by Takapunna beach for our investigation. The weather was great. Jay and Chris were the only ones brave enough to have swim. The others played on the grass.

We had athletics day yesterday. Room 1 came 3rd in the relay. That was great.

I hope you are looking forward to getting home. What a trip. Have you picked up a French accent.

Hopefully summer will be here on your return.

Keep enjoying each day.

Regards,

Mr Howard and room one.

by Paul Howard Room One

Fantastic writing Jack and Harry. I love your senses of humour!!!

Obviously your teacher is impressed as well, Harry. 100% I'd give you xxx

I've just booked our ferry to Waiheke for Xmas...just around the corner...see you there, I'm sure.
Lots of hugs to you all Nxxxx

by Nancie

Great story Harry and Jack, sounds like you are having a great time can't wait to catch up over summer and hear your stories from overseas xx

by Mitchell Houghton

One week to go Harry.

You will be back in time to help pack up the class.

We are doing fire-lighting on the field next week. The students have to cook a breakfast.

You will be able to have a swim when you get back. The weather is still not that warm, but it will be getting better.

25 days to Christmas. I can hardly believe the year is coming to an end.

Have fun for the last week. A few more adventures.

Regards

Mr Howard

by Paul Howard Room One

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