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Meal at the Michelin-starred Aux Terrasses in Tournus

Jean-Michel Carrette

The Aux Terrasses in Tournus is the best-value as well as least fussy Michelin-starred hotel/restaurant I’ve stayed in. A young couple, Amandine and chef Jean-Michel Carrette, run the establishment. Jean-Michel’s parents moved into what was a motor inn in 1979 when he was two years old. Jean-Michel’s parents obtained a Michelin star in 1999 but […]

A Tourist’s Guide to the Hungarian Revolution Part 2

T-54 tank

Kossuth (Parliament) square On October 25, about 10,000 demonstrators gathered in Budapest’s Kossuth square in front of the Parliament. About 50 Russian tanks were parked in the square but the crews were friendly, chatting to demonstrators. However, no one seemed to know that the rooftops of the surrounding buildings had been occupied by armed Secret […]