Solar Tour 2008 – Day 6: Just when we had seen Romainmôtier the first rain drops came down, so we continued our trip. We first considered to visit Lausanne and stay there for the night but were not impressed by its motor home parking. In general we don’t really enjoy larger and busy cities and rather prefer to find something quiet in a nice area. So we continued driving along the Lac Leman (lake Geneva) and when a street sign pointing to Saint-Prex as medieval village, we decided to give it a try and it was absolutely worth it. Saint-Prex has preserved its architectural heritage very well and it hasn’t been ruined by tourism yet.
Solar Tour 2008 – Day 6: Before leaving Switzerland soon again on our way to France of course we also wanted to see something. In our tourist guide we had read about Romainmôtier, a small characteristic medieval village in the mountains. Thanks to the route of our navigation system we passed through the beautiful valley of the Orbe river and took some pictures in Les Clées. The Orbe valley is definitely a place we want to visit again in the future.
A bit later we arrived in Romainmôtier and were welcomed by some Swiss cows. The village itself offers a 10th century Romanesque abbey church, which is one of the earliest monastery settlements in Switzerland.