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Bassins tales

Bassins is another very small village of Canton Vaud.
We might start our visit in a winter morning, without expecting anything special except the naive and spontaneous charm of a farmersí village.

Bassins has a little more than 1100 inhabitants, it depends if you count them when they are all at home or not...
Itís set on the mountain road of Jura, about 750 metres high.
Its position allows it to be above the fog layer, which is typical of lake Leman area in winter, so the Bachenards (as the inhabitants of Bassins are called) enjoy often a bright blue sky, while they lower neighbours are inside a grey and fluffy soup of fog.

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Welcome to Bassins!
Welcome to Bassins!
Just a shadow....
Just a shadow....
The blue little window in the sun....
The blue little window in the sun....
Inside the farm....
Inside the farm....
What there is always in the middle of a village?
What there is always in the middle of a village?
Getting into the old farm...
Getting into the old farm...
The lady checks her mailbox...
The lady checks her mailbox...
Little (cat) brother is watching you....
Little (cat) brother is watching you....
Every village has a fountain, at least one anyway....
Every village has a fountain, at least one anyway....
The shy snow-cat of Bassins
The shy snow-cat of Bassins
The book-shop of a well educated village....
The book-shop of a well educated village....
The main street of the village ( and the only one...)
The main street of the village ( and the only one...)