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... wonderful, creamy fat of the foie Gras. It was YUMMO!!! We then had a small piece of cooked sea bass on Israeli cous cous with confit of red onion and served with a mustard emulsion.
The next dish we enjoyed was lobster in a beautiful cream sauce with celeraic and Pumpkin bouillon with lemon and cardamom flavors. We then had a beautiful dish of pigeon wrapped in a spinach souffle, spread with a thin layer of foie Gras. With this dish ...
... right in front of the lake.
Tuesday 19 August
Still cool, but with sunny intervals. Decided to stay an
extra night here, to explore the local area.
Spent the morning housekeeping. Afternoon ride into
nearby, lakeside town of Gérardmer. Very pleasant forested, countryside around
here, with pretty chalet type houses. Lots of walks and cycle rides, with
skiing in the winter ...
We left our luxurious campsite reluctantly and are now back in France where our adventure began. The drive was long, but interesting. We passed by Lake Constance which looked very nice as a place to visit. The Zepplin was invented there and there are museums and airship rides! We saw two airships over the lake. Our route took us around the Swiss boarder, so close we almost entered once or twice! (It costs so we were avoiding it) Mrs Sat ...
... relaxing. The view from the top was spectacular and the castle itself amazing. First built in the 11th century, it was fully restored in the early 1900s. After lunch the line of cars and crowds of people magically dispersed and we left to drive to Bergheim. Bergheim is a little, walled, medieval city, and where our accommodation was for the night. We stayed at Chez Norbet, an old medieval hostellerie. It had a private courtyard, antiques, ...
... 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 ...