Montfaucon is a municipality located in the Jura of Switzerland. Sunday, we took a four hour walk in and around this picturesque area.
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.
This is the view I saw as I got off the train before our walk.
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We stopped at a park to let the kids play. Vilay made a new friend.
She was the friendliest cat I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.
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.
The kids watched this cow eating grass. They thought it was hilarious how she could mow down a good sized area in no time.
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.
Wild flowers of all colors filled the mountain.
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.
Cows dotted the horizon during most of our walk.
Isn’t she lovely?
This cross is from 1846.
Another cross that looks almost the same but I can’t read the date on it from the photo.
The larger cow had not so little horns on her head.
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.
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.