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Visit France #2 – Hautes Alpes

Second (and last) episode of our adventures in France in the summer of ’14. This video shows shots of the department of the Hautes Alpes. We were staying in a village close to the city of Gap where a Christian family had lent us their home for three weeks (in compensation we fed the dog, cats and many rabbits and picked veggies and fruits from the garden).

We were staying in the small village of La Bâtie Vieille where you ought to climb up to the hill for the 12th century tower. We went for a few walks round the village, the one to Rambaud was really nice. Don’t forget baby carriers! 😉

The city of Gap, (not in this video), capital of the department. Visit the cathedral, do some shopping, buy ice creams, play multiplayer online role playing game Ingress and discover the city streets and places to be. You can have a glimpse at the city in this video. The Protestant reformer Guillaume Farel was born in Gap in 1489. He later participated in the expansion of the Protestant Reformation in French-speaking Switzerland and was a translator of the Bible to French and Occitan.

The village of Embrun, 40 km from La Bâtie Vieille. We played Ingress and so discovered the village.

Savines-le-Lac, 25 km from La Bâtie Vieille, on the Lake Serre-Ponçon. Great activity for kids when the weather is too hot!

Abbaye de Boscodon, a 12th century abbey 30 km from La Bâtie Vieille. Loïs loved to play by the river. You can spend the whole day outside or what is left of the abbey.

In July 2014 Loïs was 2 and Daniel was 3 months old.

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