Wonderful Walk in the Forest of the Abbaye du Valdieu

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Hello dear Hivers, today I invite you for a walk in the form of discovery that I took yesterday at the end of the afternoon, which means that I was not able to participate in the traditional Wednesday walk :)

I had never explored this part of the forest before, but I already knew, having studied the map a little, that there were several ponds and the remains of the buildings of a community of monks.

But we will see that along the way and without delay, let's start this hike !

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This is the road where I parked as I was returning from the nearest market and I purposely had to take the small forest paths rather than the main roads.

Just by the color of the leaves, we can immediately tell that the majority of them are beech trees, at least in this portion of the forest.

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At least there's a sign, I'm not going into completely unknown territory ! I say this because in this place, there are no telephone or internet networks, at least not with my operator !

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I'm glad I stopped at that time rather than another because two hours later, the light was clearly not the same on the carpets of leaves and the edges of the paths !

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This is the path by which I emerge and the view of a vast pond which can be seen on my left...

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And in front of me, growing in size as I get closer, the Chartreuse du Valdieu, this ancient abbey stands firmly on the horizon of the landscape. In fact, after looking at a bit of the plans of the buildings of the time, they were much more extensive and vast.

But successive lootings and finally the French Revolution got the better of the place and all that remains today is the facade.

So that alone is already a real little manor and today it is a private estate which can only be visited on heritage days. For me, it will be next year.

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But now, the walk really begins because from the car, I haven't gone much more than 500 meters ^^ !

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We walk alongside the house where we would like to take a stroll, but it is without regret that we head further towards the pond which, if I am not mistaken, is also part of the domain of this old abbey.

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Here is the particularly romantic path that leads us there and the trees backlit a little further on the meadow.

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Here is this pond closer and we can see a small cabin at the bottom which could suggest that we are in the Scandinavian countries or in Canada.

The fall colors are simply superb, even though the majority of the trees have already lost their leaves.

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This path, even blocked in such an avoidable way, is not the one we will take ^^

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Here is the pond, its diffuse reflections on the water and its little cabin which we are getting closer to. All his images were taken with my D5500 camera which I take everywhere now. This one is still equipped with the same lens, the 35mm which is anyway the only one I have with me and with which I am fully satisfied !

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A few mushrooms on the side of the road... Mycologist friends, it's time to share your knowledge with us and tell us if I missed a good fry or a difficult and potentially fatal night in the hospital ^^ !

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A small bench with green wood available to everyone to admire the view and the few waders that I decided not to take photos of since I was armed...

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Here we are as we pass the small cabin with its completely wooden roof. We could imagine coming to swim there in the middle of summer and enjoying the water and the warmth of the sun, right ?

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But the path continues, no longer on the edge, but in the forest itself.

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With its discoveries and other plant and visual riches for those who want to take the time to look around.

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I arrive at the place called "La Vigne" and the further I go on the path, the more I realize that it is completely private and so I end up turning back...

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This still allowed me to discover this tree and its few fungus "parasites". As before, I don't have the slightest idea what species it could be...

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On the way, I will also have come across these other ponds...

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And this beech stump in bad shape, but from which we understand that other trees have left. In fact it's the same tree, and each trunk, its members in a way...!

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Here we are now on the road which forms a loop and which takes me back to my car...

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I still found a piece of trash right next to the slightly wider space where I was able to park. So, I'm not the first to stop... even if we don't drink the same beers ^^

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In a slightly more pleasant style of discoveries and harvests, it is these few branches of fir, holly and ferns that I bring back to make a forest bouquet at home !

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And here is the abbey again as we leave...!

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A little further on, I come across a place dedicated to garbage and so I religiously place my can in its place and take the opportunity to do a small but honest action for the @cleanplanet project for which I had worked hard! Of course, I continue to collect, but it's just that I no longer necessarily take the time to make a dedicated article for each cleaning operation :)

And here we are at the end of this walk. I thank you for following me in the story that I wanted to tell and share about it and I hope that you will have enjoyed this adventure ! Thank you for your time and have a very nice day everyone,

<3

@anttn


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Bonjour chers Hivers, aujourd'hui je vous invite pour une promenade en forme de découverte que j'ai justement faite hier en fin d'après-midi, ce qui fait que je n'ai pas pu participer à la traditionnelle marche du mercredi :)

Je n'avais encore jamais exploré cette partie de la forêt, mais je savais déjà, pour avoir un peu étudié la carte, que l'on y trouvait plusieurs étangs et les restes des bâtiments d'une communauté de moines.

Mais nous verrons cela en cours de route et sans attendre, commençons justement cette route..!

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Voilà la route où je me suis garé alors que je revenais du marché le plus proche et que j'avais à dessein emprunter les petits chemins de forêts plutôt que les grands axes.

Rien qu'à la couleur des feuilles, on peut tout de suite savoir qu'il s'agit à majorité de hêtres, en tout cas sur cette portion de forêt.

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Au moins il y a un panneau, je ne pars pas en terrain complètement inconnu ! Je dis cela car à cet endroit, pas de réseaux téléphoniques ou internet, en tout cas pas avec mon opérateur !

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Je suis content de m'être arrêté à ce moment-là plutôt qu'à un autre car deux heures plus tard, la lumière n'était clairement pas la même sur les tapis de feuilles et les bordures de chemins !

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Voilà le chemin par lequel je débouche et la vue sur un vaste étang qui se laisse découvrir sur ma gauche...

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Et face à moi, grossissant au fur et à mesure que je me rapproche, la Chartreuse du Valdieu, cette ancienne abbaye se tient fermement à l'horizon du paysage. En fait, après avoir observé un peu des plans des bâtiments de l'époque, ceux-ci étaient bien plus étendus et vastes.

Mais des pillages successifs et la Révolution Française pour finir ont eu raison du lieu et il n'en reste "plus" qu'aujourd'hui que la facade.

Alors rien que cela c'est déjà un vrai petit manoir et c'est aujourd'hui un domaine privé qui ne peut se visiter que lors des jours du patrimoine. Pour moi, ce sera donc l'année prochaine.

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Mais voilà, la promenade commence véritablement car depuis la voiture, je n'ai pas fait beaucoup plus que 500 mètres ^^ !

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On longe la demeure où l'on irai bien faire un tour, mais c'est sans regret que l'on se dirige davantage vers l'étang qui, si je ne me trompe pas, fait aussi partie du domaine de cette ancienne abbaye.

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Voilà le chemin particulièrement romantique qui nous y mène et les arbres en contrejour un peu plus sur la prairie.

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Voilà cet étang de plus près et on aperçoit une petite cabane au fond qui pourrait laisser à penser que nous sommes dans les pays scandinaves ou bien au Canada.

Les couleurs de l'automne sont tout simplement superbes, et ce, même si les arbres ont dans leur majorité déjà perdu leurs feuilles.

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Ce chemin, même barré de façon aussi évitable, n'est pas celui que nous emprunterons ^^

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Voilà l'étang, ses reflets diffus sur l'eau et sa petite cabane dont nous nous rapprochons. Toutes ses images ont été réalisées avec mon appareil D5500 qui me suis partout désormais. Celui-ci est toujours équipé du même objectif, le 35mm qui est de toute façon le seul que j'ai avec moi et dont je suis pleinement satisfait !

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Quelques champignons sur le bord du chemin... Amis mycologues, c'est le moment de nous faire part de vos connaissances et de nous dire si j'ai raté une bonne poêlée ou bien une nuit difficile et potentiellement mortelle à l'hôpital ^^ !

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Un petit banc au bois verdi et à la disposition de tous pour admirer la vue et les quelques échassiers que j'ai renoncé à prendre en photos vu comme j'était armé...

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Nous voilà au moment où l'on dépasse la petite cabane avec son toit complètement en bois. On s'imaginerai bien en plein été venir se baigner là et profiter de l'eau et de la chaleur du soleil, non ?

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Mais le chemin se poursuit, non plus en bordure, mais dans la forêt en elle-même.

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Avec ses découvertes et autres richesses végétales, et visuelles pour celui qui veux bien prendre le temps de regarder autour de lui.

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J'arrive au lieu-dit de "La Vigne" et plus je m'engage sur le chemin, plus je me rends compte que celui-ci est complètement privé et je finis donc par rebrousser chemin...

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Cela m'aura tout de même permis de découvrir cet arbre et ses quelques parasites. Comme pour tout à l'heure, je n'ai pas la moindre idée de l'espèce dont il pourrait s'agir...

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Sur le chemin, j'aurai aussi croisé ces autres étangs...

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Et cette souche de hêtre en mal en point, mais dont on comprend que d'autres arbres sont repartis. En faite c'est le même arbre, et chaque troncs, ses membres en quelque sorte..!

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Nous voilà désormais sur la route qui forme une boucle et qui me ramène à ma voiture...

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Je trouve quand même un déchet juste à côté de l'espace un peu plus large où j'ai pu me garer. Comme quoi, je ne suis pas le premier à m'être arrêté... même si on ne boit pas les mêmes bières ^^

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Dans un style de découvertes et de récoltes un peu plus plaisantes, ce sont ces quelques branches de sapin, houx et fougères que je ramène pour en faire un bouquet forestier à la maison !

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Et revoilà l'abbaye au moment de repartir..!

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Un peu plus loin, je croise un endroit dédié aux ordures et je place donc religieusement ma canette à sa place et en profite pour faire une petite mais honnête action pour le projet @cleanplanet pour lequel j'avais bien travaillé ! Bien entendu, je continue de ramasser, mais c'est juste que je ne prends plus forcément le temps de faire un article dédié pour chaque opération de nettoyage :)

Et nous voilà arrivés au terme de cette promenade. Je vous remercie de m'avoir suivi dans le récit que j'ai voulu faire et partager de celle-ci et j'espère que vous aurez apprécié cette aventure ! Merci pour le temps de votre visite et très belle journée à tous,

<3

@anttn


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Thank you dear @steemflow 😀 !

Thanks for joining the Wednesday Walk :)

😊 I was late this week, but yeah, I needed that walk !

Thank you for visiting, hope you're doing well 🤞

Such a lovely walk through the woods. Those mushrooms were a nice find but looks suspicious. 😀The abbey looks lovely and must be a nice place to visit any season. I am always amazed when someone leaves their garbage behind in nature. Thanks for doing your part for our planet.
Nice festive collection to beautify your home after such a nice walk.

Yeah, it was quite fairy indeed ! Those mushrooms, well... I didn't even touch them haha !

About the trash, it's also something that I never understood ! It's my girlfriend who will be happy to find this little collection when arriving :)

Thank you @momogrow 😇

I fell in love with each and every one of the photographs, they are so beautiful.

I love that nature is the protagonist of all your photos hahaha, I love them.

Thanks for sharing them here with us, greetings! 🤗

😊 Thank you for your kind words @milagroscdlrr !

I really appreciate that you appreciated this walk :)

Greetings !

You’re welcome! Have a nice day ✨☺️

Gorgeous. I can't wait to walk a European wood. I can smell the richness of soil and rotting leaves from here.

Have to say the bracket fungus polypore on the tree isn't necessarily parasitic in the traditional sense. Some say they even help the tree. Some oaks hundreds of years old have hollow trunks (they eat the heart wood) which people say help with stability!

https://asknature.org/strategy/relationship-provides-nutrients-stability/

Ah, I didn't know about that ! I put that between " " because I don't like to see relationships like this :) What you're telling me even more confirm me that !

You're coming in February, right ?

Yes that's right x

Beautiful photos, this was an amazing walk indeed! It was just you and nature and your desperados.

It was just you and nature and your desperados.

Exactly 😂 ! I was happily amazed that I didn't find more trash !

Thank you @iskawrites 😘

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Many thanks @livinguktaiwan !

Hope you'll have some time this weekend for a walk in nature :)

Have a good one 😘

Inviting woodlands to walk through, abbey looks regal standing alone what a wonderful position for grand vista.

@tipu curate

Yes, it's a real paradise, isolated enough to be free from modern nuisances ! The monks were great at finding places like this ^^

Thanks you @joanstewart for your visit and support :)

Monks worked hard in stunning places, most definitely had an eye as to positioning themselves in very select areas back then.

Exactly !

Have a great weekend ahead @joanstewart 😊

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Joli coin de nature ...

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The pictures are looking very beautiful
Were you not scared of seeing an animal maybe a snake or something?
I get easily scared of forests though

Thank you @rafzat !

No, to be honest, I not very often afraid and I think never in wild spaces. But for sure, there is less dangerous animals or toxic insects here than in other parts of the world !

What a beautiful walk, my friend! This forest reminds me of the Lord of the Rings. I think I miss the movie and I should watch it again. I'm playing the game right now haha. And you are also trying to keep the nature clean. Thanks for your effort :)

This forest reminds me of the Lord of the Rings.

Haha, I was exactly in that type of mood during it ! Which game is it and on which platform ?

Yeah, Cleanplanet is one of the first project I came across in my young years here :) I love the concept !

Have a good evening and night '

Shadow of Mordor via Steam. It's exciting for me

Mmmh, nice ! I will ask my brother if he know this one :)

Have a great weekend @incublus !

Thank you so much @anttn have a nice one as well!

Thank you !

What a beautiful place and what a change to the scenery that I see behind the windows! 😊😍 It is snowing all day today. It's amazing, but I crave the autumnal colors.

I have always wanted to collect the garbage, but I'm so scared of the bacteria, germs, etc that could be on it that I rather leave it there unless I have a plastic bag, so that I don't have to touch it. Kuddos for your effort!

Hey @delishtreats !

and what a change to the scenery that I see behind the windows!

Oh, that must be beautiful 😇 !! I love when it snows, this reminds me so much tender childhood memories !

I've to say that I never thought about that, but for sure, I clean well my hands back at home. Even twice haha 😅

Thank you dear, I hope you'll enjoy the snow ✌️

I love the walk through the beautiful woods , haven't done one for ages. Need to get my game up again. Thanks for sharing.

Yes, it really soothes the nerves, the muscles and the body in general, and I only realized when I started how much I'd needed it for so long !

I hope your next walk in the forest isn't too far away 😘

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