Beaune

We have left Annecy now and have driven north west to Beaune. We are on our way north to Belgium.To our surprise it feels far hotter now then when we were in Annecy. On our drive we stopped at a Chateau, Ryan and I were expecting antiques and castles but we were astonished to find seven different motor museums in the chateau’s grounds.

The first one was a motorcycle museum full of many strange and some typical motorcycles from the 1920’s onwards. The second museum was about the Abarth race car, an Italian manufacturer of race cars. They had at least twenty different kinds of cars, all unique and all red!

The next museum was a tractor museum, the tractors in this area are not the kind we would normally see. They are suspended far off the ground with four legs for the wheels. It is made to go over the grape vines to spray pesticides, prune them and pick them when they are ready to harvest. Because all that functionality is crammed into one machine it is quite complicated so it looks like a robot.

The most interesting museum was the fighter jet museum. With at least thirty kinds of planes from WWII to The Cold War to the present, there was a lot to see and learn from these full size retired aircraft. As we got to the end we saw a small car museum with a few custom cars and a fire truck museum with old fire trucks.

We then made our way to our B&B, we were glad to find air conditioning in the house when we arrived. We also enjoyed the pool which was warm from the sun. We are enjoying ourselves a lot and I hope to see you next time!

3 thoughts on “Beaune

  1. What amazing and interesting museums in an unlikely setting! I liked the old plane with ‘teeth’ and of course the race cars.
    You are doing a great job Brandon and I look forward to your next report.
    Love to you all. xoxoxoxox

  2. Richard is in much better shape than that plane! πŸ˜€ Great post. I would love to see more pics of the Abarth cars. Perhaps you can do a slideshow appy night when you get back πŸ˜‰

    Love Uncle David.

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