Annecy to Dijon...Stunning Country

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July 5th 2016
Published: July 5th 2016
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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
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Fabulous architecture

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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La Meubleurie du bois de L’Ours

The 'bear shop' at Les Rousses
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Heide and Clara?

A small wooden house as a display
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Baume les Messeuirs

Heavenly! One of France's ten beautiful villages
Les Trois ClochesLes Trois Cloches
Les Trois Cloches

A gift shop named Les Trois Cloches after the song that was written in this location by Jean Villard. Edith Piaf's version of the song is beautiful.

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Cascading falls

Such a welcome sight after our walk! Serene

5th July 2016
Cascading falls

So glad you are looking after yourselves - I wouldn't want you to go into a decline 😉.
6th July 2016

Oh Jan.... Soooooo beautiful!! Sooooo jealous!!! Very happy for you and especially for your mum. What an experience. Will see you on your return xx

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