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Old Aug 2nd, 2020, 07:48 PM
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Exactly so about that angle, Coq.

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ah, those photos from the Marquessac gardens are magical.

@coquelicot -- I've never been to Chedigny. One of those criterias we have is if the village has a boulangerie and a grocery of some sort. Too many villages are now without services, which I think further depresses the prices there. I saw on an episode of Eschappees Belles about a truck that brings a mobile market to various service-less villages once a week (there was also a boulangerie car). It was great sercie but a reminder of how much nicer it is to have your own local market. I'm at the opposite end of the extreme -- we have three boulangeries within 100m.
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So, let's hear everybody's stories about their visit to Le Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval.

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Old Aug 4th, 2020, 09:20 AM
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Nobody here but kerouac has been to the Palais Idéal? I haven't, but I did see kerouac's report.

Allées of trees always make me think of France. I suppose other countries have them as well. In France many of them use chestnut trees, which sadly suffer from blight.


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Bonaparte created the tree-lined roads so that his armies would not have heat strokes when marching along them on their way to new conquests. In the 20th century, it was determined that the trees killed too many motorists, and even though it was not the fault of the trees, most of them have been removed.
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Kerouac, I did not know about that historic fact about Bonaparte. Thx for sharing it.

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Bonaparte created the tree-lined roads so that his armies would not have heat strokes when marching along them on their way to new conquests. In the 20th century, it was determined that the trees killed too many motorists, and even though it was not the fault of the trees, most of them have been removed.
Didn't know chestnuts could grow fully in 15 odd years.
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Did anybody say that the trees were ready before the world changed again? However, this does day something for French planning which is often based on periods of 30 to 70 years, unlike many other countries which need immediate gratification.

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Old Aug 6th, 2020, 12:19 PM
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Procrastinating at the office, good excuse to add a few more:


The Dordogne from the castle at Beynac

The falconry show at Les Milandes

View from the top (or near to it) at Mont Ventoux

View from Eze

Crossing the Champs Elysee late in the day.
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Old Aug 6th, 2020, 01:12 PM
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Three cheers for procrastination, twk. I can't cheer right now, all I can do is appreciate and say thanks, but I'm sure to get around to cheering tomorrow or the next day.

I particularly love the clarity of your view of Èze, the Mediterranean, the cactus, the barrel tile roofs, and the French flag on a sunny day.
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So many gardens.

Le Bois des Moustiers, of which the house is also worth a visit:


Giverny, of course:


The annual Chaumont-sur-Loire garden competition/ The theme that year was chaos:


Apremont-sur-Allier has an extensive jardin à l'anglaise:


and of the many on the Côte d'Azur is Val Rahmeh in Menton:

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All of these stunning photos are just what us American, stay at home, France loving, longing to to be there,
travelers need to keep the sanity in our lives.

Keep them coming. They brighten up our days.
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Michael, three of the gardens you showed here are among my favorites: Apremont, Bois de Moutiers, Giverny, and I think I spotted one photo of Vasterival? I also appreciated your photos of the Route des Chaumieres, which we loved, especially the tiny village of Vieux Port where every house had a thatched roof with irises on the ridge. I remember crossing the Seine on the ferries and seeing the ruins of Jumieges and the picture perfect village of La Bouille. Your photos bring back some great memories.
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I did take a photo of Vastérival just as we were leaving. We had a tour given by the Princess, no photography allowed. Individuals were not given reservations, but we called from SF at least a month in advance and they agreed to attach us to a scheduled group tour. Unfortunately it arrived one hour late so that our tour was cut short. The people on the tour did not respect the no photo rule, so at the end I did take the one photograph that I posted which really does not do justice to the garden. Since the Princess died I believe that tours are available and might be less restrictive in their rules. The same day we visited the Bois des Moutiers and as we were going to our car were intercepted by the owner who wanted to chat about our experience (all positive).

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I am too heavy to trust that ladder against just a bush.
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Yo MPerdu,
That B&W foto would make a great Pink Floyd album cover.
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You have good taste, zebec, if it was a compliment. That one & its companion are 2 of the 3 I've sold most. A free gift for Fodorites who like B&W.
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A compliment of course.

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A compliment of course.
Oh, good. Thank you.
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