A Walk Along the Cisse to Coulanges

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It’s Sunday and we are continuing our walk along the GR track starting at Chouzy-sur-Cisse, first to Coulanges where we have never been before, then to Chambon sur Cisse. The sun gradually comes out but it remains quite chilly. We walk about 10 km which is quite a lot for me.

Moss has taken over may of the roofs as winter approaches

Moss has taken over may of the roofs as winter approaches

The door looks as though it's some sort of religious building. It's only later on that we realise it's an abbey.

The door looks as though it’s some sort of religious building. It’s only later on that we realise it’s an abbey.

The side of the old abbey.

The side of the old abbey.

The church in Coulanges

The church in Coulanges

We don't know whether this pump was originally in this spot.

We don’t know whether this pump was originally in this spot.

The town hall in Coulanges, surprisingly large for such as small town.

The town hall in Coulanges, surprisingly large for such as small town.

There are no shops so the bread is delivered from Chouzy-sur-Cisse 4 kilometers away.

There are no shops so the bread is delivered from Chouzy-sur-Cisse 4 kilometers away.

Many former openings are now bricked up.

Many former openings are now bricked up.

it's hard to know where the roofs stops and the vegetation begins

it’s hard to know where the roofs stops and the vegetation begins

And this one is a complete shambles!

And this one is a complete shambles!

The view of the Cisse from the bridge

The view of the Cisse from the bridge

View of the bridge from the walking tracks along the Cisse

View of the bridge from the walking tracks along the Cisse

Obviously a popular place in summer!

Obviously a popular place in summer!

The pumpkin on the landing probably has something to do with Halloween

The pumpkin on the landing probably has something to do with Halloween

Looks like a great place to spend a summer day

Looks like a great place to spend a summer day

And suddenly, the sun comes out!

And suddenly, the sun comes out!

Another watermill

Another watermill

A Christmas tree waiting for December

A Christmas tree waiting for December

Santa having  a little rest before the hard work of Christmas

Santa having a little rest before the hard work of Christmas

I'm always surprised to see palm trees so far north but it shows how mild the winter must be next to this part of the Cisse

I’m always surprised to see palm trees so far north but it shows how mild the winter must be next to this part of the Cisse

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8 Responses to A Walk Along the Cisse to Coulanges

  1. Helen says:

    What a delightful walk. So pretty beside the stream and so many points of interest to capture your attention. The kilometres would just fly by.
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  2. Susan Walter says:

    There are palm trees in the streets of Honfleur. I have photos of them in the snow.

  3. The view of that bridge is my favourite of these.
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  4. Beautiful photos. Always conflicting emotions when I see photos such as the ‘ boite a pain’ that mark such a change away from bustling, vibrant village life.

    • Rosemary Kneipp says:

      Thank you. Yes, seeing the villages without any shops is always sad although this one is only 3 km from a bigger village that still has a bustling centre.

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