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In and around Montfaucon, Switzerland

Montfaucon is a municipality located in the Jura of Switzerland. Sunday, we took a four hour walk in and around this picturesque area.

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Link to Montfaucon’s community website.

We started at the trainstation in Pré Petitjean crossing Montfaucon to Les Enfers. We made our way through the village and across some of the countryside surrounding Les Enfers before returning to explore Montfaucon. Later, we headed back to the trainstation in Pré Petitjean to take the train home.

A moment
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This is the view I saw as I got off the train before our walk.

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(The photos were slowing down the page load so I am going to see if cutting the post helps.)

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We stopped at a park to let the kids play. Vilay made a new friend.

Sweet Kittie
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She was the friendliest cat I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

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The stone has 625 toises written on it. La toise was used as a measurment before the French revolution. One toise equals 1.8 meters in Switzerland.

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The kids watched this cow eating grass. They thought it was hilarious how she could mow down a good sized area in no time.

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These four horses were the highlight of my children’s day. Each horse got a good dose of petting from each one of us minus Boy Blue who was taking his nap that he always takes during our walks.

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Wild flowers of all colors filled the mountain.

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We were surprised to find a pig in this yard as we passed by. The pig was too busy grazing to notice us but the dog shown at the corner of the house barked like crazy.

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Cows dotted the horizon during most of our walk.

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Isn’t she lovely?

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This cross is from 1846.

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Another cross that looks almost the same but I can’t read the date on it from the photo.

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The larger cow had not so little horns on her head.

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I was nervous to have to walk so close to this cow with my children. However, she didn’t get up from her comfy spot. She merely watched us as we passed with a vague curiosity.

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It felt wonderful to get out and walk. I am slowly getting back into shape and it doesn’t hurt my legs as much to walk now.

Before I met Vilay I would have thought it was impossible to walk half of what we do on a regular basis.

Now, I can’t imagine life without walking for at least three hours on a Saturday or Sunday. We will often walk at least that twice a week.

Walking is the best way to experience your world.

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  • sissi May 21, 2008, 6:28 pm

    it did!
    maybe it was my internet connection.

  • Pumpkin May 21, 2008, 6:48 pm

    It was the photos. I had too many on my front page and it was slowing the loading time down because each photo must wait on flickr to load.


  • sissi May 22, 2008, 12:03 am

    I don’t know because now with all the pictures it is fast again. Since we’re here I am having the worst time with flickr upload, it either fails 1245 times or it takes forever, I have to upload 1 at a time.

  • Pumpkin May 23, 2008, 3:17 pm

    It must be the connection. I would call your provider and ask them to help you out. We have had to many times and they are always so helpful and nice.

  • expatraveler May 24, 2008, 1:09 am

    Does homesick describe how beautiful it all was? I love your report, it’s just so serene, beautiful and quiet. I love all of your finds, so lovely.. That’s what is so wonderful and amazing about Switzerland.

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