Residence des Dames
Travel Blogs from Epinal
... to them, I was no further than 10 feet away. We set off still heading north the countryside around here is not very picturesque, just mile after mile of farm land with an occasional industrial town. The main crop in this area seems to be potatoes, there are signs and finger posts showing where to buy them from. After a sunny start the weather turned wet and windy, we arrived at the site we ...
... large and decorative stoves covered on ceramic tiles, it us unusual to find old houses still furnished in Europe, most if the other ones we have visited have been empty. As well as the usual living quarters there was a small chapel and a arms room with various nasty looking weapons and some armour. Beyond these rooms we came to the Bastion which housed display of cannons large and small from 15th to 17th century. We really enjoyed our visit and ...
... and some unexpected discoveries of
war graves and memorials. Cover some of the Tour De France Route
- traditionally on two wheels albeit motorised. Visit into Munster
town and can see the stork nests all around and then we go back over
La Route Des Cretes for an ealy evening ride - not many roads we have not touched here now.
... and eating the sausage purchased from Fern Pass shop - lovely!.
Across the border into France and we are soon at our home for the next two days, not a word of English spoken by our hosts but we have the whole of the attic for our stay, evening meal out and an early night.
... 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 ...