On this cloudy day we walk from the Col du Mont Sion along a gravel path to a hill ...
... to the wooden cross "Croix de Vin" at 850m altitude. From there the path leads to the village of Charly.
In the village there is an interesting chapel of St. James with an onion tower.
Above the entrance there is a statue of Saint James.
A view into the simple interior of the chapel.
Soon after the visit to the chapel, the rain gear came into play. In the light rain we reached the place "La Motte".
The path is always well marked and leads through idyllic forests.
We were travelling quite alone. Occasionally cows with horns greeted us.
On a hill we discovered this Lourdes cave.
The small stone bridge "Pont de Pissieu" over a small stream invites you to take pictures. Afterwards, the path goes steeply uphill to the ruins of Chaumont Castle.
Tip: If you want to save yourself the climb to the castle ruins, simply continue along the road until the turn-off to Collonges.
You pass this small chapel and have a view of the ruins from below.
The castle ruin Chaumont from below with super zoom
At the end of the hamlet of Collonges we pass a castle ...
... and march downhill to Frangy.
Our quarter, the Hotel Moderne, was not as modern as its name suggested. The rooms were cold and old-fashioned, there was no soap or shower gel. The breakfast was rather unloving.
Because of the holiday (May 1st) all restaurants were closed - a kebab stand in Frangy relieved us from the hunger feeling.
Photos: Gerhard Eichinger