Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ahuy ...

... Tour du Val Suzon ...

cornus mas ...
(EN also NL-FR-DE)
EN: cornelian cherry - NL: gele kornoelje
FR: cornouiller mâle - DE:Kornelkirsche

Val-Suzon ...
This is Dijon’s hidden secret valley, sometimes
known as ‘little Switzerland in Burgundy’
with Roche Aiguë rising to 600m.
It is only 15 km north of Dijon city centre.
To get the feel of the place, drive from the village
of Val-Suzon along the D7 to Messigny-et-Vantoux,
with the limestone cliff face, the gently burbling Suzon
river, horses grazing and Charolais at peace
with the world. Then put on the walking boots and
explore the Grande Randonnée, GR2 route, home to
badgers, wild cars, wild orchids and flora and fauna not
to be missed. There are 12 villages in the Val-Suzon,
once land of iron forges, some of which are now
being preserved.