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Baume-les-Messieurs, Jura, France. "Village au fond de la vallee, Comme egare, presqu'ignore." If you have ever heard this song or it's equivalent song in English THE THREE BELLS" (LES TROIS CLOCHES) you have been hearing about this tiny village at the bottom of this valley, Baume-les-Messieurs. In the village you can also visit the grave of the man who is the main character of that song, Jean-Francois Nicot. The main attraction of this valley however is the Abbey. It is said that Monks were active in this area in the 4th Century. The Abbey of St Peter was consecrated in 909 by the Benedictines but was disbanded by the newly formed Republic in 1792. It is now privately owned. I came upon this older couple just sitting an a bench contemplating the village and activity below. I loved the way their bodies and position on that bench framed the Abbey beautifully.

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