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Coquelicot Mar 14th, 2020 09:25 AM

Photos of France
 
Few of us will be traveling to France for the foreseeable future, but we all have our memories. And photos, lots of photos. Would you share some of your favorites? I'll start with this view of Azay le Rideau, as seen from the back. If we were ever to downsize, I'd want a little place like this.


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cheska15 Mar 14th, 2020 10:00 AM

I have trouble adding them but will give it a try.

kerouac Mar 14th, 2020 10:05 AM

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The château of Pierrefonds remains one of me favorite places close to Paris (100km).

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cheska15 Mar 14th, 2020 10:18 AM

Coulee Vert walk Paris. One of my all time favourite walks

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Fleur_de_Lis Mar 14th, 2020 11:13 AM

Love that everyone is doing this - nothing better than some beautiful photos of France to distract from all the craziness!

I will try to add some later!

geetika Mar 14th, 2020 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by Fleur_de_Lis (Post 17078393)
Love that everyone is doing this - nothing better than some beautiful photos of France to distract from all the craziness!

I will try to add some later!

Wholeheartedly agree, merci infiniment kerouac! Will pull up something from our Provence visit June 2018, hopefully I can figure out how to upload it...

kerouac Mar 14th, 2020 11:38 AM

Well, I certainly didn't since I ended up with a miniature. But I will try to do better next time.

Gardyloo Mar 14th, 2020 11:58 AM

I'll add a few...

Strasbourg

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...80c3167560.jpg

Mont Saint-Michel

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...c111794624.jpg

(Mont Saint-Michel 2)

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...9a8f536606.jpg

(Mont Saint-Michel 3 - in the background)

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...c2b0b6d26a.jpg

Pont-Aven (Brittany)

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...7549b2c18e.jpg

(Pont-Aven 2)

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...c868cdcf38.jpg

(Pont-Aven 3)

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...cc810b7573.jpg

Breton wildflowers

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...9b1646d8e0.jpg


Coquelicot Mar 14th, 2020 12:26 PM

kerouac, your report on Pierrefonds is one of my all-time favorites of your photo reports. Would you be willing to put a link to it here for anybody who hasn't seen it?

cheska, lovely photo and it must remind you of a shady walk on a sunny day.

gardyloo, some iconic photos there. I'm so glad I saw Mont Saint Michel long ago, because now I get a thrill seeing it from a distance and don't have to fight crowds.

I'm going to try a smaller photo this time. It's just a tiny house in a small town.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...bf22deb92b.png

StCirq Mar 14th, 2020 01:16 PM

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I hardly know which to choose, but here are a few....

kerouac Mar 14th, 2020 01:27 PM


Originally Posted by Coquelicot (Post 17078433)
kerouac, your report on Pierrefonds is one of my all-time favorites of your photo reports. Would you be willing to put a link to it here for anybody who hasn't seen it?

Not a problem. Here is the link:

https://anyportinastorm.proboards.co...-merlin?page=1

I also returned totally by accident to the medieval festival there a few years ago.

https://anyportinastorm.proboards.co...ieval-festival

TDudette Mar 14th, 2020 05:28 PM

Downsizing LOL, Coquelicot!

Lovely photos, All!

Nikki Mar 14th, 2020 06:51 PM

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Notre Dame, 1972

john183 Mar 14th, 2020 06:57 PM

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Norte Dame 2015
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...39b7a9907.jpeg
Etretat 2011
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Etretat 2011
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Etretat 2011
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Etretat 2011

Adelaidean Mar 14th, 2020 08:03 PM

I love Strasbourg


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...9682da8ae5.png

Michael Mar 15th, 2020 12:26 AM

I have a fondness for its local markets:


quokka Mar 15th, 2020 02:08 AM

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...6cf1802e03.jpg
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Wissembourg, the gem of northern Alsace. Just across the border from my place, but unreachable for me under current circumstances.

Adelaidean Mar 15th, 2020 02:25 AM

I love Wissembourg, too, quokka!!


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Wissembourg
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Wissembourg

Adelaidean Mar 15th, 2020 02:31 AM

I love Wissembourg, too, quokka!

And your last photo has this building in it...and the same car!!


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...20aba6be0a.png
Wissembourg
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Wissembourg
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Wissembourg

quokka Mar 15th, 2020 02:38 AM

Either we were there on the same day, Adalaidean, or the owners of the car live there - I'd assume the latter. Checked photos of other visits, the car is there, too.
These cars are nicknamed "Ente" (duck) in German, by the way. But they have become rare birds in the run of the years.

This little town is romantic overkill.

P.S. Many thanks to the OP for opening this thread, it's wonderful to do some "armchair travel" in these times.

isabel Mar 15th, 2020 04:22 AM

I have to figure out how to post proper sized images here but in the meantime here's the link to my galleries of France - there's a gallery for pretty much every region

https://andiamo.zenfolio.com/f667172952

Gardyloo Mar 15th, 2020 09:44 AM

A few more...

Shipbuilder, Brittany

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...c060869f78.jpg

Hat shop, Avignon

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...ddc5f88747.jpg

Lac d'Annecy

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...74c2cb7168.jpg

Petanque players, Aigues-Mortes

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...2a6c7ae03d.jpg

And I guess somebody had to do it...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...d7189c476c.jpg


Coquelicot Mar 15th, 2020 12:15 PM

I see that some of you have been all over France. I admire the clarity of your photos since mine are not always super sharp!

I am a sucker for half-timbered houses and flowers. I love how many French towns go all out with the floral displays, all over the bridges and at roundabouts.

That’s a fantastic photo of the Eiffel Tower, Gardyloo.

Here’s a photo of a fairground musicmaker from the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments, still in perfect working order and loud.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...fad78301c9.png

milaedg Mar 15th, 2020 01:04 PM

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...051dab67e.jpeg
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, 2015

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...7821f690b.jpeg
Roussillon, 2015
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Roussillon, 2015

Just a few of our favorites in Provence!

AJPeabody Mar 15th, 2020 01:22 PM

Pix from Paris, 2018, I hope they post this time.

Michael Mar 15th, 2020 07:31 PM

More markets:


Traveler_Nick Mar 15th, 2020 11:30 PM

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...da00c19639.jpg
toulon harbour IIRC
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...ccbaf1b68c.jpg
Nice
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Nice beach
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Nice market

KayF Mar 16th, 2020 01:10 AM

Fantastic idea to share photos and cheer ourselves up a little...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...9b6b37384c.jpg
The food at the La Rochelle market all looked mouth-watering...

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Coquelicot Mar 16th, 2020 05:47 AM

KayF, thank you for your food photos. Every little pastry is a work of art. I don't think a person can ever take too many food photos in France, but some of my friends think I overdo it. Now I just show them a few of the best.

Traveler Nick, several of your pictures are as delicate as watercolors. And that's a striking photo with the blue and white umbrellas.

Michael, your market photos bring back so many memories. Do you find a market to go to every day when you're in France? Where is the hall with the high roof?

Milaedg, Roussillon has such warm colors. You can kind of guess where you are in France by the stone used in building. Sometimes I wish we traveled with a geologist.

Nikki, which one is you?

StCirq, are some of those views from your home?

Here's a photo of the massive pigeonnier at the Manoir d'Ango.


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...3018bb30a7.png



Nikki Mar 16th, 2020 07:09 AM

Coquelicot, I am not the redhead. (Have I ever mentioned to you that my house growing up backed up to a nursery school called “Les Coquelicots”?)

Nikki Mar 16th, 2020 07:19 AM

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...c98434649.jpeg

Gardyloo Mar 16th, 2020 07:24 AM

Alsace vineyard

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...10a721f810.jpg

Coquelicot Mar 16th, 2020 07:33 AM

Nikki, weren't we young back then? I see Bouchee ris de veau! Please tell me where you took that photo.

Gardyloo, that photo is really a work of art. The soft light on those perfect-looking grapes. Wow.

Nikki Mar 16th, 2020 08:12 AM


Originally Posted by Coquelicot (Post 17079295)
I see Bouchee ris de veau! Please tell me where you took that photo.

At Stohrer on the rue Montorgueil in Paris.

Nikki Mar 16th, 2020 08:27 AM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...1275e3b20.jpeg
Campan 2007

Nikki Mar 16th, 2020 08:37 AM

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...c1f5bf81e.jpeg
Toulouse 2009

Michael Mar 16th, 2020 08:48 AM


Originally Posted by Coquelicot (Post 17079241)

Michael, your market photos bring back so many memories. Do you find a market to go to every day when you're in France? Where is the hall with the high roof?


We do not look for markets specifically on a daily basis. The market with the high roof is in Sens. Here's another picture:


gomiki Mar 16th, 2020 09:19 AM

Gardyloo, I love all your photos and my favorites are the Eiffel Tower and the grapes look like a still life painting.

Coquelicot Mar 16th, 2020 11:43 AM

Nikki, that's a pretty name for a nursery school, less so as an online alias. I chose my nom de Fodors too quickly. If I'd known I'd be using it umpteen years later, I'd have thought twice.

Nice catch of the biker eyeing the woman. And the little family sitting out to watch the traffic, stuffed after a full meal.

Here is a view of one of the Plus Beaux Villages, Sainte-Suzanne in the beautiful Mayenne.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...c2229c68e4.png

Nikki Mar 16th, 2020 12:37 PM

“Nice catch of the biker eyeing the woman. And the little family sitting out to watch the traffic, stuffed after a full meal.”



That family is literally stuffed:

https://southweststory.com/wp/les-mo...autes-pyrenees


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