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St Bonnet le Chateau , Natural Mummies, Colourful Crypt and Blueberries [Jul. 24th, 2015|05:59 pm]
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Saturday 11 July:St Bonnet le Chateau ,  Natural Mummies, Colourful Crypt and Blueberries

St Bonnet le Chateau...a beautiful perched forcified village with a massive central collegiale at the top. Despite being saturday it was pretty deserted and after 2 hours drive through twrily mountain roads we discovered it was unexpectly closed, luckily we found a man with keys that gave us a fantastic unplanned tour (who turned out to be the county maire) Grand interior , pretty medieval building around town. The library was pretty fantastic with gothic shelves and we got to look at lots of beautiful old books.
http://www.st-bonnet-le-chateau.fr/…/hist…/la-collegiale.php
The main reason for visiting St Bonnet le Ctx was to see the natural mummies, in 1837 they accidently found those, not quite mummies as kept so well due to arsenic in the ground, dated from the 1400s-1500s, their cause of death remains a mystery. Sadly 2 years agao (due to health and safety,it was only accessible via ladder) accessed got closed  :( so now you see them through a glass door...not quite the same but still worth a visit .
http://www.atlasobscura.com/…/coll-giale-de-saint-bonnet-le…

The chapel in the collegiale was pretty stunning too it was the original chapel before they build the big church/collegiale above it. Loved the colours and the ceiling all astrological signs







first we had to say good bye to adelaide who was off camping at festival with her dad
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St Bonnet le Chateau
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pretty buildings in the streets
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that is where we are going :)
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closed still so more wandering in town
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lunching
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views
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finally we can get in
the collegiale
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the mummies
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the library
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the chapel in the crypt
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giant wax candle
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late afternoon on the twirly road journey back we stopped at La Jasserie for blueberries tart and lovely views on the mont Pilat
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