Hotel l'Abbaye d'Alspach
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... 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, ...
... of old concrete bunkers and shelters here and of course cemeteries. Beautiful area, in the thick forest. Pictures at the site show how bare it was after a few years of war though. Apparently there was a front here from the very early days of the war right through to 1918. So they were really bogged down in this area, which stretches down to Hartmanswillenkopf, a ...
... 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. ...
Our second morning in Beaune started the same as the first! Breakfast of chocolate croissants and quiche in our courtyard. We then checked out and drove to Eguisheim via Besancon. Beautiful drive, the French countryside is exquisite. The summer days are warm and long, but the country is lush and green. Eguisheim is a medieval town, the birth place of winemaking in Alsace, and the birthplace of pope Leon 9th, if that excites you. We more ...
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