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Friday, 17 August 2012

Lons-le-Saunier, France

After our 'walk' we continued South and back into France to this municipal site https://www.camping-marjorie.com/en/index.htm where we had a large pitch on hardstanding with all services included apart from wi-fi which was extra. We enjoyed listening to the rowdy entertainment from the comfort of our pitch on a nightly basis, the Village People and Boney M rocked out along with many French karaoke classics! All was quiet by 11.30 for us old folks though. The weather was fabulous so we decided to park up for a few weeks to wait for our mail from home and we've had a trouble-free relaxing stay! Bike and bus behaving themselves and no ailments to report. Settled into a steady routine of cycling, shopping, sunbathing and sightseeing.

As well as the local town of Lons le Saunier which is the capital of the Jura region




we frequently ventured out on the scooter to enjoy the panoramic views  nearby.



We found some pretty villages including Conliege and Baume-les-Messieurs with its impressive cave complex all within easy reach. I recommend that one should visit caves in practical dark clothing, not in pristine, expensive, white trousers as even industrial strength stain remover didn't shift the mud stains I collected! Despite it being the height of holiday season in France the traffic was minimal and parking was free for our scooter so it was easy riding.






We spent a few days visiting the Lac de Chalain where we could lay on the pebble beach and go swimming in the fresh water lake. Ducks, dragon flies, life-guards in dinghys and children on various inflatables provided the entertainment.



We also found the Cascades de Herisson situated a few miles away at the source of a rocky and shaded stream.


Our mail arrived eventually via the campsite owners out tray as he had opened it before seeing our name and pitch number! So time to head further South.




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