We decided to visit a different area of France in September 2004 and booked a gite in a hamlet in Alsace by the name of Wimmenau. Due to the history of Alsace there is a very strong German influence, although Alsace is now part of France. It is very strange to find that all place names are in German but are pronounced in French. However, all the local shops spoke both French and Alsatian. Whilst based in Alsace, we took the opportunity to visit the Nürburgring Nordschleife, photos of which are on the Track Days page.

Another early start en route to Dover for the Norfolk Line ferry to Dunkerque


C7CAT looking lost in the bowels of the ferry and then kept company by the artics

Leaving the white cliffs behind
Getting caught in a heavy shower en route to Alsace
Our gite in Wimmenau
Beautiful gardens surrounding the gite with C7CAT parked right at the other end
Castle at Pont Diablo
Looking down on C7CAT from Pont Diablo
Pont Diablo from below
These Troglodyte houses in Graufthal were inhabited until 1959 when the last resident gave up due to damp and cold.
Notre Dame Cathedral, Strasbourg
Front aspect of Notre Dame Cathedral
Riverside houses in Petite France, Strasbourg
More riverside houses in Petite France!
European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg
European Parliament, Strasbourg
Boat trip on the waterways of Strasbourg
Highly efficient tram service in Strasbourg with a Park & Ride system that only cost us €2.40 for the day including parking and return tickets!
Place de la Cathedrale in Strasbourg
I knew we shouldn't have taken that turning!
Typical Alsation architecture
Colourful houses in Molsheim
Lunch stop in Molsheim
Credit Mutuel building in Molsheim
Bugatti Foundation in Molsheim
Type 35 Grand Prix 1926
30 years of Bugatti
La Cascade du Nideck
Two heads are better than one
Arriving back in Dover