Alumni and Friends Walking Holiday | French Jura
Posted 08/23/2013 03:00PM
Fourteen people rendezvoused with Peter Boynton ’69 for lunch in Bourg-en-Bresse on June 27th, at the start of nine days of walking and conviviality in the French Jura. Lodgings were at the beautiful 12th-century Château d’Andelot, chosen for the family connection with Peter’s erstwhile roommate, Peter Graham Belin ’69. The Belin family have been careful stewards of their historic château, restoring it to tasteful splendor. Days on the trails featured walks through gentle pastures passing the occasional herd of placid white Charolais cattle and less placid guard dogs, with regular stops to admire waterfalls or salt mines, or to learn about the production of local wines and cheeses – and taste them, too! Lunches were mostly al fresco, but the evenings featured delicious dinners in the vaulted dining room of the château – a real treat after the day’s exertions. Merci beaucoup to Peter Boynton for his hard work in researching and planning a trip to suit all ages. Thank you also to gracious hosts Delphine and David Belin, and their sons Theo and Augustin, for their truly exemplary hospitality.