Round three of the XC World Cup stops in the Lorraine region of France, in the Commune de La Bresse tucked up in the northeast corner of the country. This region is known for its Bresse breed of chicken and a country Blue Cheese. La Bresse is just a four hour drive from Albstadt, Germany. Being so close to the last round, we came in Monday evening and had a bit of time to kill before the work got underway. When we arrived, the weather was cold and gloomy. Instead of developing a severe case of cabin fever, or holing up in a cafe to consume Wi-Fi all day, we took to the hills with camera in hand. This is what we found. La Bresse is not only home to what may be the best of the World Cup XC tracks, but also excellent trail riding and some fine eats. Here are 36 hours in photos around La Bresse.