Friday evening we heard some peculiar sounds coming from just down the river; it sounded like a lions roar. A little walk along the river path led to the winter quarters of a small circus. They must have had time between shows so they were letting the camels, lamas and ponies graze in the field along the river. Luckily they kept the lions in a cage. We didn't see them, only heard 'em.
The village has a really beautiful "halte fluvial," about 100 meters of pontoons with free water and electricity.
Monday morning it was off to our next stop. We'd been told that just about 20k down the river was a pontoon out in front of a restaurant. The restaurant featured a 4 course lunch, including wine and coffee, for just 11 euros. Sure enough, when we arrived just before lunch the pontoon was waiting just for us. After the lunch we weren't about to go anywhere but back down to the boat. A nice nap and a walk were all that was managed for the rest of the day.
The next morning it was up and off to Meaux.