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April 15, 2022

The National History Museum of Romania

This is a passed by unfortunately no time to see as needed almost a day to see it all. However, have a memorable picture of my several visits to Bucharest, Romania ,and decided to have it in my blog for the memories and a reminder to visit inside eventually. Hope you appreciate the post. Therefore, let me tell you a bit about the National History Museum of Romania!

The National History Museum of Romania was inaugurated in 1972 located on the popular Calea Victoriei ,12 old center of Bucharest. The museum is housed in a building, which is a historical monument, named “Palatul Poştelor” or the Post-Office Palace).  The museum consists of about 60 exhibition rooms.

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Today the National History of Romania has a rich patrimony of  over 650,000 pieces, a number that keeps increasing every year, some of them being remarkable objects , organized  in the following collections: pottery, lapidarium – tegularium , numismatics, philately, medals-seals, jewels, manuscripts, printed works, plastic arts, decorative art, historical photographs, engravings, maps, metal, weapons and equipment, textiles and furniture.

Over 3,000 wonderful pieces are displayed in the Historical Treasure. They are made of precious metals and stones and belonged to some ancient civilizations, who settled- throughout   time- on the present territory of our country. There are pieces that stand for the past events and activity of some historical personalities. The permanent exhibition Lapidariumis organized in a special construction built at the end of the ‘60s of the 20C, so that the life-size copy of the base of Trajan’s Column as well as the relief copies of this exceptional monument of Antiquity could be exhibited.

The National History Museum of Romania official (in Romanian):

The Association of Friends of the National History Museum

The Bucharest tourist office on the NHMuseum

There you go folks, a nice spot that needs to be back to see fully. The note is my reminder for future visits, and hope you get the chance to see it. As my passing in my road warrior mode left a nice impression on the city of Bucharest, as said, I will be back to see the National History Museum of Romania!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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April 15, 2022

Marne la Vallée!!!

Ok so if you haven’t heard this is the town associated with Disneyland, which the Paris is additional for popularity’s sake. I have come here many times by car, but once by train to show off the family. I found one picture and will expand this post on Marne La Vallée the entrance to the park and a lot more. Hope you enjoy this post as I. Oh yes the town is in Seine et Marne dept 77 of the Île de France region east of Paris. And 2022 is the 30th anniversary of Disneyland!!

The Marne La Vallée Chessy train station is a purpose-built train station sitting right outside the gates of Disneyland Resort Paris.  It is a station shared by RATP and SNCF, which call it Marne-la-Vallée Chessy – Parcs Disneyland and Marne-la-Vallée Chessy TGV respectively. It is served by RER A line trains, as well as TGV (inOui and Ouigo), Thalys and Eurostar.

The Marne La Vallée Chessy train station is a smallish station, housing three platforms and five high-speed tracks. Automatic Left Luggage from 07h-22h ; Monday-Sunday & Holidays. Luggage trolleys are also available inside the station. There is a foreign exchange in the station. Disabled facilities: 07h-22h30 Monday-Sunday &  Holidays; at the Welcome Desk;  You should turn up to the reception 30 minutes before your train leaves if you need assistance boarding. Wheelchairs and boarding ramps are also available if required.. You can come to the station by RER A best in Paris by Etoile CDG or Arc de Triomphe and Auber by the big dept stores. By bus:Disney operates a free shuttle service from the station to all the Disney hotels. By taxi: You can catch a cab at Place des Passagers des Vents in front of the train station. On foot: The station is just by the entrance to Disney Village and the resort.  

marne la vallee Chessy gare TGV c2015

The RER A line is  of the Ile-de-France regional express network . It connects Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Cergy and Poissy to the west, to Boissy-Saint- Léger and Marne-la-Vallée to the east, passing through the heart of Paris. On December 8, 1977 line A of the Regional Express Network (RER) was officially born following the commissioning of the junction between Auber and Nation stations. This junction passes through the new correspondence station Châtelet-les-Halles. On April 1, 1992, the line is extended in Marne-la-Vallée to Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy, eleven days before the inauguration of the Disneyland park.

It is possible that the RER A will be extended in the long term beyond Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy, to the Paris – Meaux line, in order to improve relations between Marne-la-Vallée and the city of Meaux . The Paris – Meaux line would be replaced by the extension of the RER E, beyond Chelles – Gournay, its current terminus, to Meaux. The Île-de-France region proposes the creation of a dedicated public transport line which would link the stations of Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy, Esbly and Meaux!

The official SNCF on the Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy train station with connections :

The regional Transilien on RER A to Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy

I have criss cross these towns on my road warrior trips in the area of my dear late wife Martine many times over the years. I saw the growth, and the roads; obviously need to tell you a bit about the community of towns of Marne la Vallée on this post.

My roads are the A4 highway/motorway (Paris-Strasbourg) also crosses the area from west to east.
The A104 or Francilienne highway/motorway is common to the A4 from the Lognes (Noisiel) interchange to the Collégien (Collégien) interchange in the Paris-province direction where it branches off north towards Roissy -Charles-de-Gaulle airport. Of course , I have come by here many times connecting from the A140 to the A4 as well.

The community of towns of Marne-la-Vallée is a new town located east of Paris as said in sentimental dept 77 of Seine et Marne.  Relatively large, it extends over about 20 km from west to east (from Bry-sur-Marne to Bailly-Romainvilliers). The scope includes the territories of 26 towns, in three Ile-de-France departments.  These towns are divided by sectors or zones and these are:
sector I (Porte de Paris) includes a town in Seine-Saint-Denis dept 93: Noisy-le-Grand, and two towns in Val-de-Marne dept 94: Bry-sur-Marne and Villiers-sur-Marne;
Sector II (Val Maubuée) includes six towns of Seine-et-Marne dept 77: Champs-sur-Marne, Croissy-Beaubourg, Émerainville, Lognes, Noisiel and Torcy;
Sector III (Val de Bussy) includes twelve towns of Seine-et-Marne dept 77: Bussy-Saint-Georges, Bussy-Saint-Martin, Chanteloup-en-Brie, Collégien, Conches-sur-Gondoire, Ferrières-en-Brie, Gouvernes, Guermantes, Jossigny, Lagny-sur-Marne, Montévrain, and Saint-Thibault-des-Vignes;
Sector IV (Val d’Europe) includes six towns of Seine-et-Marne dept 77: Bailly-Romainvilliers, Chessy, Coupvray, Magny-le-Hongre, Serris and Villeneuve-le-Comte.

Some of the things to see here are Disneyland Paris, (see posts) a leisure heavyweight, castles (Champs-sur-Marne, Jossigny, Rentilly etc), many listed churches, a few museums (Louis-Braille in Coupvray, Gatien-Bonnet in Lagny-sur-Marne, Adrien-Mentienne in Bry-sur-Marne, Émile-Jean in Villiers-sur-Marne and the local history and heritage museum in Noisy-le-Grand), and unusual sites, such as the old Menier chocolate factory in Noisiel (former employer of the maternal grandmother Fourré of my dear late wife Martine which I met a lot), the Russon mill and the largest Buddhist temple in Europe in Bussy-Saint-Georges, the Belle-Assise mill in Jossigny, the sculpture space in Chessy.

The Community of Marne la Vallée

The Local Paris Marne La Vallée tourist office

The Seine et Marne dept 77 tourist board on la marne la vallée area

There you go folks, a dandy place in my travels in my belle France, and glad to show it in my blog. Marne la Vallée is unique ,hardly known and since you know who came in, it has exploded with beautiful neighborhood and fancy subdivisions in lovely towns.  Always sentimental Seine et Marne, and worth a ride alone, and of course see the sights above as well. Again, hope you enjoy it as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health , and many cheers to all!!!

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April 15, 2022

The Loc’h river of Auray!!

I was passing today by it (and past by almost every day! ) and always trying to get a picture hard when you have swampy areas and heavy traffic passing by on the road D768. Well today took some nice pictures me think to tell you about the real Loc’h River of Auray!!  Hope you enjoy it as I.

The Loc’h river takes its source in Plaudren and goes west , then branches off to the south at half of its course. It becomes the Auray river (see post), a northern projection of the Gulf of Morbihan, in the town of Auray, just west of Pluneret (see post).  The towns of which the Loc’h goes thru are Plaudren (source / origin), Locqueltas, Locmaria-Grand-Champ, Grand-Champ, Brandivy, Plumergat, Pluvigner, Brech, Pluneret, Auray its mouth. In Tréauray in the town of Brec ‘h, it widens and becomes like a lake, where fishermen like to fish for trout and pike. In terms of cantons, the Loc’h has its source in the canton of Grand-Champ, crosses the canton of Pluvigner and has its mouth in the canton of Auray. The Loc’h river, 45 km long crosses the department on the south to Auray to flow into the Gulf of Morbihan, by the port of Saint Goustan (Auray) it takes the name of the Auray river.

Auray loch river bridge D768 apr22 In Auray, Tréauray is a green valley in the hollow of which flows the Loc’h river. The Loc’h river, has its source in the north of the department and crosses the country of Auray to come and throw itself into the Gulf of Morbihan. At the Port of Saint-Goustan, it takes the name of Rivière d’Auray (see post).  The bridge of Tréauray, Tré-Auray perhaps comes from Trec’h (the passage in Breton) of Auray. A small granite bridge which spans the Loch river where its fresh waters flow into the waters of the Gulf of Morbihan, which under the influence of the tides that comes up here by meandering in the marshes of the wide valley of Tréauray.

Auray loch river passing apr22

The territory is traversed by the Loch river and the Reclus stream. Both are bordered by more than 30 ha of natural spaces, They are call

The La Petite Forêt or the small forest , extends over 16.4 ha of wooded area along the Loch River, on the edge of the territory and … a stone’s throw from the center of Auray. A double path clears the site along its entire length. It forms two loops. The site is also accessible from Rostevel near the railway line. Beech, chestnut and oak are among the main species. Also noteworthy are frail, birch and willow, broom and elderberry, foxgloves and hawthorn. Not to be missed: the flight of the Belon shelduck on the river… The Reclus valley, on either side of the Reclus stream, covers just over 20 ha. It borders several collective housing districts over two-thirds of its length to extend into the historic district of Kerléano where the Chouan chief (Gen) Georges Cadoudal was born, and also, buried in a memorial, (see post). The setting concerns land partly wooded and paved with paths, partly laid out as parks, including Parc Utting equipped with games for children.

Auray loch river basin apr22

 The Bay of Quiberon tourist office on Auray

The Bay of Quiberon tourist office on Pluneret from where the pictures were taken:

The Morbihan dept 56 tourist office on the little forest or petite forêt

There you go folks, a nice natural environment always nice to see and to walk its borders more inland by Bréc’h and sea side by Auray. A wonderful site of my beautiful Morbihan on the Loc’h river. Hope you enjoy the nature post as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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