Answer: If you’re talking about this fireplace in Dijon’s Palais des Ducs, I haven’t actually done a count, but A LOT.
No. Not Clem.
While I go away for 48 hours of “potching around” with my Mom and sisters on Saltspring Island, I strongly suggest that you visit Lisa’s wonderful (and updated with impressive frequency) blog about her family’s adventures in Burgundy on their French sabbatical.
Tomorrow they are meeting with French school administrators…
I just finished reading and laughing my head off at Lisa’s fabulous blog posts about their epic journey to La Maison des Chaumes. She is not only a great writer, but I was right, her blog IS better than “Survivor” or “The Bachelor”; ripe with bloody noses, scenes of seduction (the SNCF agent), and exotic locales.
Lisa K. and her family of five will be arriving at La Maison des Chaumes tomorrow for a five month French sabbatical.
We have had guests do two and three month stays before, but this is the first one where we have helped a guest get settled into true Burgundian life; enrolling children in school, arranging for a car, etc. etc…
This is not only a new venture for Lisa and her family, but for us as well. So far I have enjoyed it immensely. Lisa and her family have an adventurous, easy-going spirit that makes them a pleasure to work with.
Of course, none of us has bargained that they would be arriving smack in the middle of one of Europe’s coldest cold snaps of the past few decades.
But then again, they ARE from Lethbridge, so I suppose they are better equipped to handle the cold weather than most of us (certainly me!).
Lisa has started a delightful blog charting their adventure. I am already a devoted reader, and I thought you too may be interested in following the ups and downs of her family’s French sabbatical.
It’s better than any reality TV show.