Following a sunrise walk in Amphion-les-Bains’s beautiful Parc des Cèdres, we drove west and did a quick tour of Évian-les-Bains, before continuing along Lac Léman into Switzerland and on around the far side of the lake, then headed back west to Vevey for a paddleboat ride and picnic.
After crossing back into France, we visited the tiny Most Beautiful Village of Lods and regretted not being able to rent a canoe or some other craft to enjoy the lovely stream.
We spent one night and half a day in the beautiful city of Besançon, where we rented an electric boat to do the “loop” around the city. After lunch, we continued north into Haut-Rhin, Alsace and visited an organic wine cave in the Plus Beau Village of Hunawihr before settling into our chambre d’hôtes for two nights in Colmar, one of my favorite cities in all of France – and the world, for that matter.
The next day we took a tour of 5 nearby villages as well as the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg and did a bunch of wine tasting.
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