Is This a Fairytale or is it France?


 

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Now I don’t want to over romanticise or be a teller of tall tales, but this is a sampling of what we saw on our drive south of Saverne, France.  (continued from the previous post.)

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Views of the countryside above from Rocher de Dabo.  The chapel high upon the rock as seen from a village below.

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Closer views as we approach the chapel.

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A quiet sanctuary inside the Chapelle Saint-Leon IX.

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Back on the road (D218) we spotted a place to stop across from this corner in Wagenbourg.

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There was a nice bench to enjoy our luck and the view of the valley. (I meant to write lunch, but luck works as well!)  We could see several ski runs from where we sat and we just enjoyed the quiet scene.  We would have loved to explore the valley, but there were more villages ahead.

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Further along we came to a village that was bursting with flowers.

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Painted figures decorated the windows of the town hall.  So cute and reminded me of the very similar Norwegian ones that my mom painted.

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I mean really!  Is this a fairy tale or is it France?

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At Saint-Leonard (near Boersch) I just had to explore what was beyond the arch.  The former site of a Benedictine Monastery there is now a B and B and an artist’s studio.  So amazing!

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When you think you’ve seen it all, you haven’t because the goodness just keeps on coming.  Here the Marie (town hall) in Boersch.

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A wonderful medieval village.

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In Rosheim the decorated building and arch greet you as you enter the town.

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The rolling vineyards and the storybook villages of the Northern Alsace Wine Route.

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Is it real or just a dream?  I would say both, it was real and it was just like a dream come true.

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10 comments

  1. How do they keep those flowers so lush? Beautiful!

  2. So pretty. What gorgeous photos you take. What type of camera do you use?

  3. Absolutely beautiful – what a wonderful trip ! Thankyou for sharing with us ! Always enjoy your posts …

  4. Fabulous images, they make me yearn to visit France again soon…

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