La Roche d’Ully

We drove past fields full of delicious grape vine as we left Domaine De Cromey and found ourselves at a site called La Roche d’Ully staying from the 12th June, The first 2 days here at La Roche d’Ully were a bit of a wash out… we found ourselves squelching around on the waterlogged pitches… wishing we owned some wellies!!!

Once the weather picked up we took a walk into Ornans the local town and found it to be quite a lively thriving little town… the river La Loue runs right through the town with town houses built along the edges giving an interesting look to the place, rather like a mixture of Amsterdam versus Venice, with attractive bridges to investigate, on the pedestrian bridge there is a high water measure with marks labelled alert, alarm and then one much, much higher mark with a date of 1953 so the town must have been practically submerged by particularly high flood waters that year…

We also spotted climbers from over the top of some house roofs… climbing along on one of the huge high up rock faces situated about a mile outside of town and I managed to zoom in on the camera and get a couple of shots of them navigating the rock face!!!

The town also has 2 interesting looking old churches, although we didn’t investigate these as not being religious we were much more interested at the time in getting some coffee…  We sat and drank a couple of cups of coffee at a local cafe while watching the world go by, the cafe was adjacent to the town green which was shaded from the midday sun by lovely trees… we were then entertained by a couple playing Boules there who were also being eagerly spurred on by the local school children who were out on a school treasure hunt trip…

We left La Roche d’Ully on the morning of the 16th June 2018, for our onward travel to Switzerland… we had to check our travel insurance and found it didn’t have Switzerland on it as I hadn’t thought at the time we were allowed to take Toffi there… but after checking with the Swiss Consulate and being given the ok, it appears Toffi will be welcomed with her pet passport being valid for her travel so we phoned and amended our policy with the insurance… and onwards with travel…

As we near the the Swiss border we get we can see the landscape and style of houses changing, here the houses on the outskirts of town appear more like Swiss chalets style…

The site here has clean facilities, the staff are friendly, it has a bar/restaurant and once the weather improved the pitches did start to dry out and pitch sizes were nice, the camp has a free wifi zone at reception and although phone signal says it is good the site is situated in a very deep valley with huge rocks on each side so internet has been really poor here, even our own mifi and phones have been very poor with internet incredibly bad that at times it takes 20-30 mins to load a page, but on the plus side we got our sites & paysages book stamped too, we now have 2 of the 4 stamps needed to claim a free 5 days camp at one of their sites somewhere in the next 2 years!!

Switzerland here we come!!!

Until next time take care

Donna x

Campsite La Roche d’Ully €17 per night GPS N47°6’2″  E6°9’37”