Apartment Le Venise Balcony
A relaxing spot to soak up the sun
Monday 4 July 2016
Another glorious day for us to enjoy! So blessed! Neville negotiates the narrow roads, roundabouts and, at times, crazy drivers with such skill. Remember, it’s all left hand drive in a manual car. Everything is opposite!
A stunning drive through the Jura was quite breathtaking. The height of these mountains and the fir trees are astounding. The summer green simply glows. How were the enormous aquaducts built centuries ago?
A morning tea stop at Les Rousses was welcome; unfortunately (or was it fortunately?) the ‘bear shop’, La Meubleurie du bois de L’Ours, wasn’t opening until 2pm. This shop is filled with the most fabulous carved wooden furniture, homewares and clothing for mountain living. It is Monday in France…most places close Saturday afternoon and reopen Monday at 2pm. Another visit is planned!
A superb lunch was enjoyed at Le Grand Jardinere at Baume les Messeuirs. Exquisite country setting. Lyn and Jan went for a 2.2km walk after lunch while Mabel and Neville strolled to the Abbey before having a short driving tour. We met at the cascading waterfalls. Stunningly peaceful. A wonderful place to walk, contemplate, reflect. Relaxation
The drive from there to Dijon passed through shimmering wheatfields, fields of grazing cows, quaint villages and stone farmhouses. Then the city was in view…scenery changed, traffic increased; our wonderful driver is to be praised.
We are now settled into Lyn and Neville’s delightful ‘maison’. Market shopping awaits for delicious in-season local produce.
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