Domaine de Beaupre
Travel Blogs from Guebwiller
... here before, there was a sense of familiarity about the place.
There was a quick visit to the tourist information office then a short nip into the Coop grocery and we were in our way again. We had no real targets to hit but James was hoping conditions were suitable for a float down the Rhine on more.
First item of business though was a bit of sustenance. In the market in the town square we picked up some cheese, ...
... us, and I think the balance now is good - it's feeling in control, rather than being controlled where the balance was lost and I think that was down to a lot of different things all happening over a period of time. I want to keep some balance now I've got it back! Gosh, blah, blah, blah...... You see, it is time to go home.....! PS no luck with the gas - we're on a student stove now so no more 'a la carte' menus for us! Anyone for Pot ...
After breakfast in Colmar we set out for the Montagne des Singes, or monkey mountain. R wanted to interact with the residents. It was only about 30mins drive, into the Vosges Mountains just to the west. There are 200 Barbary macaques all roaming free, and you get to walk around with a handful of popcorn feeding them. It actually was fun. Just don't put the popcorn in your pocket. Monkeys have sharp claws and emasculation can result, ...
... called the maneater. Sad stuff. From there headed into Colmar, the bigger town of the area. A really beautiful place. Half timbered and stone houses and flowers everywhere. Had a really nice look around, and then spent the night in a really nice hotel, the Turenne. Took a salad down to the town square about 8pm and listened to the live music and watched people. ...
... ground. You can also still see the old trenches from 1914-18. The town itself is very pretty, with the obligatory castle ruin on the hill and miles of vines. Actually, we had the French president here today, with the German equivalent, to commemorate 100 yrs to the day since Germany declared war on France. So there were police and Blackhawk helicopters all over the place. ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed