We took the train to La Chaux-de-fond to buy Sweet Bear and Petite Clown some shoes. Afterwards, we took advantage of our all day tickets. When taking the train it is generally cheaper to buy the all day tickets rather than the round trip tickets.
The all day tickets allow us to go anywhere in the Jura canton by train or bus for the entire day. So, we went to Saignelégier for the Marché Bio (Organic Market). Every year on a September weekend the organic producers of the Franches Montagnes present their goods in La Halle du Marché-Concours National de chevaux (market hall) of Saignelégier.
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While switching trains in Le Noirmont we saw people camped out for the Chant du Gros Festival. It’s the last open-air music festival of the season in Switzerland.
After we were done shopping we got back on the train and ended up in Saignelégier to explore the Organic Market. The donkeys were the first to greet us at the entrance of the Organic Market in Saignelégier.
This artistic item reminded me of our discovery in the forest during a weekend walk. We found a tree stump with a drawer inside along with a riddle.
There were several decorations hanging from the ceilings throughout the organic market. This years (2007) theme was sheep.
Before we left the market we let the girls play on stacks of hay that were set out for kids to play on or tired parents to sit. We even saw a room for counting sheep inside the Market Hall. A movie showing pictures of sheep was playing on a screen ready for counting while you rested up from all the Organic Market fun. It was an adorable idea.
If you would like to read Vilay’s take on our family outing in French click here.