With the unpredicability of the weather with which France has been afflicted this summer, the day in the Ardeche started out pouring. We run for the overpass to the restaurant for lunch on the auto route.
Today's athletic event: contact Frisbee
The sun came out as we came upon the Massif des Bauges.
You can see our hotel in Aix-les bains behind the Marina on the Lac Bourget...From the southern beauty of Labeaume to this - amazing!. The consensus is that every corner of France is beautiful.
What can we say? There was a regatta for children in progress when we arrived. We took advantage of the sunny moment to walk and run along the lake.
The Eglise du Chatelard is a 40 minute drive through the monumentally beautiful Savoie countryside - verdant valleys surrounded by the Massif des Bauges. By the time we arrived, clouds were gathering and it poured just before the concert.
The Mayor of the Commune of Le Chatelard toasts us at a dinner after the concert. We had sausages and potatoes gratin, and Tome des bauges with the mayor and mayors of other villages in the commune, the Director of the great Parc Naturel Regional du Massif des Bauges (which we didn't have time to see this time), and the volunteers of the festival.