Montgolfières in Chalon on Saturday morning (photo JSL) They drifted over Cormatin
With Monday being the 4th public holiday in May it’s been another long holiday weekend. The weather was perfect and everyone was out and about enjoying the many events on offer.
The Saturday morning market in Cluny was very busy, and we stopped to have a coffee and watch the world go by.
At the Nation on the main street in Cluny
Having time to kill we wandered through an alleyway we had never seen open before, and found Eric Clavel exhibiting his sculptures. Mainly horses’ heads cleverly made of carved wood and bits of machinery, and this life size snorting bull which amused people as it had a clock set in his bottom.
Solange and Frédéric from the Dance Company staged a festival this weekend. Solange led the exercises at the ‘barre‘, a crash barrier along the middle of the street. Anybody could join in.
Exercises at the barre
We were waiting to see the flashmob which was to take place in the marketplace at noon. It was not exactly a flashmob as we know it as it had been advertised for weeks. The routine was on youtube so that anybody who felt like it could learn the dance and join in. www.youtube.com/watch?v=53cG1LaSJZw We thought about it briefly!
The first showing of the flashmob in the market with Solange and Frédéric
Then to the Nartex where there was a bit more room
And then home to watch The Wedding!
O, the month of May, the merry month of May,
So frolic, so gay, and so green, so green, so green!
O, and then did I unto my true love say,
Sweet Meghan, thou shalt be my Summer’s Queen.
(after Thomas Dekker, 1599)
On Sunday there was the AutoMotoRetro at Boutavent, the chateau at Cortambert. It was organised by Pierre-Jean, the mayor, and was a huge success seeing it was the first year it had been held. There was an astonishing number of vintage cars and lots of visitors. The setting in the grounds of the chateau was perfect with a wonderful view.
The backdrop of the Grosne valley
Catherine, the châtelaine of Butavent
Plenty of visitors arrived in their own classic cars and bikes
It was a fun weekend. With all the holidays it is no wonder that not much work gets done in May!