|Disneyland and Medieval villages in the French countryside|
|Minnie's welcome sign at Disneyland|
|Entry into the medieval town of Provins|
|Heavy security at Disneyland|
So on a cloudy morning that threatened rain we set off for a trip back in time. . .by hopping a public bus at the station near Disneyland.
The journey aboard bus No. 50 was a journey of an hour in each direction. It would have only cost 4 euros round trip per person had we not purchased the bus/train pass that allowed us unlimited travel for the week we were there.
Those of you who’ve traveled with us at TravelnWrite, know that we are not fans of group tours nor do we like the confines of set tours. Hopping a public bus and setting off on our own is one of our favorite ways to explore new territories.
Off on an AdventureWe pretty much had the bus to ourselves – which also meant we had front row seats. The villages on the route are small and there weren’t a lot of folks traveling between them and Disneyland on this mid-week June day.
|Our almost private bus in France|
|What a contrast to Paris less than an hour away by train|
|The city square - Provins|
|The buildings and streets in Provins were out of a fairytale|
|Eglise Saint-Quireace Provins, France|
|Even the doors reek with history|
We were content to wander the streets and let our imaginations run wild (with the help of interpretive signage along the way)but for those who want more tourist-type experiences, there are a number of monuments and performances that have set hours and admission fees. For example the Underground Galleries are 4.50-euro for adults and 3-euro per child; the Legend of the Knights show is 12-euro for adults and 8-euros per child.
|Even the steps had a story in Provins, France|
If you are lucky enough to be in this region this fall you might want to attend the town’s Autumn Fair, October 1st. For more information on it and the town, visit their tourist office website at: www.provins.net
That’s it for this week. Our packing continues. We thank you for your time and hope that you and yours have safe and happy travels. Thanks to those of you who’ve shared the blog with others and re-posted it on Facebook. It is much appreciated!
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