VIA FRANCIGENA-Canterbury to Rome Days 27-29

Days 27-29: Torcenay to Champlitte to Sevoux to Montboillon:
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One important point about this or any pilgrimage is not to be too rigid in your plans. We are growing a bit tired of the relatively flat farmlands since Reims and looking forward to the mountains.

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It is difficult realizing that after 4 weeks we are still a week away from Switzerland and 8 weeks from Rome.

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However, as with all pilgrimages, typically it are the simple kindnesses from strangers that give you the strength to continue.

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We ended up spending two days in Sevoux thanks to our wonderful host, Roger, at Gite Réve.

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Roger of Gite Reve serving up some hot lunch after a wet walk

We could not find an accommodation in Montboillon so he drove us there and we attempted to walk back.

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We had no packs and dressed for summer we got caught in a heavy rainstorm with big temperature drop.

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Jumping up to stay warm after being soaked by a strong rain with big temperature drop.

We sat at a busstop in Velleclaire wet and cold after just 10K of walking.

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Walking through the small village of Coublanc a kind lady ran up to us to give us the key to tour the small church.

Roger came and picked us up and added a delicious hot lunch when we arrived. No charge for the pickups and lunch.

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It doesn’t say so on the FFVF accomodation list but I would suggest that Gite Réve in Sevoux is a very friendly pilgrim stop.

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Nothing like a red wine to start out a pilgrims evening meal.
A tiny but ample cabin at Champlitte Camping Site.
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The backyard of Gite Reve
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Roger’s son Edourd and English translator pouring the wine.
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Roger made a mean Quiche Lorraine
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First French BBQ courtesy of Roger. Wonderful.

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