Let us begin:
In front of our apartment and bakery is the Yvette river.
|All along the Yvette are washing stations or "lavoirs" because Gif-sur-Yvette was known for it's washing.|
|Continuing along the path following the Yvette|
Passing Intermarche, and the MacDo, you continue on the path...
|I like the fall leaves...|
|There are usually five bikers that pass you with little bells to let you know they're behind you on any given day.|
If you look carefully, you'll see a little friend...I don't know what type of water fowl he is, but he is quite cute.
You cross a little bridge and head through the chestnut grove...minding the falling nuts is a challenge, especially when there is a breeze. Gif is known for its chestnuts too...
Just incase you get lost, they post a sign to help you along.
This is the street you have to walk up a little bit...the only part of the walk where it can get dicey. Cars zoom around the bend here, but the French have excellent braking, I must say.
Long alley of trees and path...usually there will be someone walking a dog by here and a herd of bikers zooming by.
Here we are! At the entrance to the Bassin!
Through those trees is Gif Centre. I thought it was pretty.
Looking back on the Bassin. Apparently it was built in 1950 after a huge flood had happened a few years before to prevent it from happening again. Or so I was informed by a friendly elderly man out for his walk. What a nice man!
If you go around on the other side you see this:
|Perfectly inviting, don't you think?|
|And, on we go...homeward bound!|
Really. It's too beautiful to take in all the time...