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My holiday in Switzerland - Part 2: a hike above Neuchâtel

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thank you all for your encouragements on my blog yesterday! As promised, here is the 2nd part of my holiday in Switzerland: on Sunday, we went for a hike in the mountains above Neuchâtel.

We left Neuchâtel late morning and took a cable car which lead us to a little village called Chaumont. Here was the view on the lake of Neuchâtel from Chaumont...





I took these photos on a tower which was so high we could see the top of the pine trees...



Then we took the path going down through the forest...



At some point we got a bit lost and Dolly had to study her map... actually, it wasn't precise enough so, at times, it was very much a guessing game... I don't mind, it was fun!



We had a picnic and eventually found our way through the forest again...



Until we reached this beautiful place!!! The Fontaine-André Abbey.



I loved the little pound and the white water lilies. (Sorry, one can only guess they are there, they look tiny on the photo!)



We decided to have a closer look at the Abbey...



The Abbey's shutters were painted yellow and red. It must take ages painting them like this!



I am not too sure what this little house was for, but the view on the lake from there was breathtaking.





Of course, I had to take pictures of some of the flowers in the garden before we left!...



Some wilder ones...



Some sophisticated ones...



And these funny striped insects!



Voilà! Thank you for reading my Swiss adventures today and yesterday. Now I am back in France, it will be back to French adventures! :)


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