From Yenne we walk upwards to the Mont Tournier. Almost 600 metres of altitude difference have to be overcome. From above you have a wonderful view. In the picture below the Rhône valley. For the photo I had to wait for the moment, until the fog had cleared a little bit.
Now it's all downhill again.
After Le Bonet there is a hostel for pilgrims. A beautiful pilgrim's prayer hangs on a tree. Opposite it is a stone cross with a small James.
Inside, a funny James immediately stands out.
It is carved out of "Lothar Storm wood".
Of course, our Thérèse cannot be missing, we only miss the parish priest of Ars who is always present.
Above the altar in the middle, a Roman legionary, St. Mauritius, as patron of the church, watches over the altar.
Soon we reach Grésin, time for a rest. Under the tree in front of the church there are benches, water and even a toilet.
In the church we are welcomed by Thérèse and the priest of Ars.
Grésin as a commune has existed within its present boundaries since 1810 and is situated at the foot of the rocky foothills of the Jura, which dominate the plains of the Rhone and Guiers rivers. Grésin has long been a crossroads of traffic routes. The house with the tower is the (former) castle, which is now an estate.
Soon after Grésin, on the other side of the valley, we walk past a romantic hostel ...
... and have interesting encounters.
A small hill is overcome ...
... and the stage destination Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers lies ahead of us.
On the way to the city we visit the "Chapelle de Pigneux" from the 19th century.
We reach the small town. A small tour is announced. It leads to the square with the church, where we stop for a coffee.
Of course the church is also visited.
In the neo-gothic church of St Genix we find our beloved saints. At the altar there is a baroque Madonna.
We cross the river Guiers.
After a short walk along the river, we reach our stage destination, a private accommodation "Sur le chemin du Guiers".
Madame Blanchon took wonderful care of us, we ate very well and slept wonderfully.
In her house and also in the garden it is very cosy.
Photos: Gerhard Eichinger