Fête Nationale

Posted by Analyse at 6:27 PM

Saturday, July 16, 2005

14th of July, the Fête Nationale in France or Bastille Day was celebrated last Thursday, occasion for most of the Frenchies to have a long 4-day weekend (they normally take their Friday for vacation in this case).

Instead of enjoying the feu d'artifice (fireworks) in Dijon or in Paris (saw the fireworks at the
Eiffel Tower on TV, it was awesome!), we headed to the west direction to enjoy the tranquility and the cool breeze of the countryside.

We found this little paradise just perfect for us, where I could read my book far from the loud tourists and where frenchguy could nap without any problem. Next time, we will definitely bring our bingwit hehe..

Malayo ang tingin...nope, he's not doing yoga..here, frenchguy tries to have a feel of the water..then off he went to cross the lake..his favorite water activity...







After a soothing cold water massage at the lake, a little walk around the area normally completes our itinerary. This lovely 13th century castle adorned the little village where we started our buntis-friendly hike. Noticed the colorful tiled roof? Aside from the wines and mustards, that is one of the many signatures of Côte d'Or.

Now, back to Dijon...

9 comments:

Naomi said...

aba at talagang mega reading by the lake ang sister koh! gusto ko yung pix mo na yon ha =)

take care sis, life is wonderful.. =)

Analyse said...

hehe, life is beautiful sistah, take advantage of it...mega foot spa pa ko nyan ha (feeling lang)..

Agring said...

What a wonderful relaxing time.
Love your photos...

Airwind said...

kaiingit naman ....

Francesca said...

It s a beautiful place Ana.
Seems to be nice and quiet place good for reading.
And enjoy life as it should, not all the time bustling in the city.
Wala ba trout fish sa lake?

Duke said...

ang ganda ng place! this is just the perfect place to relax! nakakainggit yung mga pictures! i'm glad you enjoyed the weekend:)

Analyse said...

Agring, Airwind, Ate Amy and Duke, super relaxing nga...feeling ko nasa silong ako ng mangga namin sa probinsya hehe..

Ate Amy, wala kasi kaming malapit na beach dito, so sa lake na lang, ang the river is just around the area din, so double purpose, laurent's got his kayak in tow din lagi sa car...malamang me trout fish nga dito, that's why next time, magdadala na kami ng bingwit, hehe...

schatzli said...

whoa one sexy momma....sabi ko sa yo yan bebe mo bago malakad yan mag kayak na......miss ko rin ang fireworks
one of the best fireworks i have seen was in Cannes.

ang french embassy dito ng bbq diplomats nga lang

Analyse said...

Sha, same joke sa office, they're asking frenchguy if he already did a hole on his kayak for le bébé. Know what, we nevertheless had the July 14 fireworks sa countryside, at the restaurant where we had our dinner, sa harap lang mismo ng resto (liit kasi ng village so just infront was the munisipyo), so imagine, at the terrase, after a sumptous dinner fait à la maison, sipping the infusion and watching the fireworks...la vie est belle!

Hehe, inatake na naman sigurado ng kakuriputan ang french embassy dyan...