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Summer holidays 2017

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Aaron and Rikke planned a 2 week summer holiday in Arbois, and invited me to go along with them. (Arbois is a French commune in the Jura department in eastern France).

This is our holiday home .. Gîte des Mouillères . Click on the link to check out the photos. It is located at 1 Rue Pasteur, Marnoz. Yes, this is the area where Louis Pasteur grew up .. and no doubt we will be visiting his house.

It is not a tourist area, but is in rural France with beautiful views to the mountains. It is on a large area of land with lots of beautiful large trees, and a wooded area at the back.

19800574_1..545455551_o.jpg Summer holiday begins.

We left Aarhus around midday on Friday with a planned stop-over somewhere in the south of Germany. We had to travel through Germany, and about 4 hours further into France - approximately 1300 kms (12hours without stops).

Not a lot happens when travelling long distances in a car, but one point of interest was on the approach to Hamburg which was the site of the G20 meeting. There had been many protests on the Thursday with a number of police injured so they called for reinforcements from other areas. We saw about 100 police cars driving at high speed with lights and sirens travelling towards Hamburg, luckily for us on the other side of the motorway. It was certainly impressive.

After a stay over in Heidelberg, (and a quick breakfast in Walldorf),

180_IMG_1403.jpg. Breakfast in Walldorf, Germany
IMG_1404.jpg. Village centre, Walldorf, Germany

we headed south, stopping to replenish our stocks for the coming weeks at Ruhlmann Dirringer Vineyard, and enjoy a lovely lunch in the quaint village of Dambach-La-Ville.

IMG_1405.jpg. Lovely quaint wine tasting cellar - Ruhlmann Dirringer vineyard
IMG_1407.jpg. Ruhlmann Dirringer home
IMG_1408.jpg. Stocking up for the next two weeks at Ruhlmann Dirringer Vineyard, Dambach-la-Ville
IMG_1409.jpg. Delicious lunch at Dambach-La-Ville
IMG_1410.jpg. Cafe where we enjoyed lunch at Dambach-La-Ville

We arrived in Marnoz late afternoon Saturday and settled in. First stop for Olivia ... the pool. Yeah!!

After a trip to the supermarket to stock the pantry, we enjoy our first meal together in our holiday home. Delicious. And our traditional holiday toast. "Here's to the start of a great holiday" . .... Yeah!!

IMG_1411.jpg. First holiday meal at Gîte des Mouillères
90_IMG_1414.jpg. Gîte des Mouillères

Posted by patsaunder 12:11 Archived in France Tagged landscapes mountains france holiday summer family_travel

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