Friday, August 19, 2011

Pesmes, France - June 19, 2010 (Posted August 19, 2011)

On the journey from Luxeuil to our next overnight stop at Saint Die an interesting looking little village caught our eye so we veered off to investigate. Luck was with us seemingly, for we found a parking spot and took time out for a brief leg stretch while wandering around Pesmes.
Seemingly, a certain Guy AymĂ© Pesmes was in these parts in 1201 CE on his way from the Cistercian abbey to the Fourth Crusade. How, why or when this town  of less than 1,100 souls came to be named Pesmes seems lost in the mists of time. The village has been awarded the accolade of "One of the prettiest in France" and with good reason. Check out a few more pictures here.

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