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Coquelicot Mar 16th, 2020 01:02 PM

Nikki, leave it to you to discover "Les mounaques." Nice to see a local custom that lives on.

You do get around. I remember that you drove through way-off-the-beaten-track Bretoncelles, so clearly you like the back roads.

Nikki Mar 16th, 2020 02:10 PM
Bethune Carnaval

kerouac Mar 17th, 2020 01:36 AM

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How about a bit of the new look of Paris? Waiting to enter the supermarket, for example...

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Gardyloo Mar 18th, 2020 12:58 PM

I wear many hats, Strasbourg

Student drivers, Strasbourg

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat


Crepe makers, Pont-Aven

Oyster picker, Belon

Coquelicot Mar 19th, 2020 08:17 AM

Gardyloo, clever captions. I like the way you include people in your photos, something I donít do often enough except occasionally for my husband. I might take a long shot at a market, but even so I usually notice somebody giving me a hard look. Your subjects look completely natural.

Iím going to find a photo of my favorite garden in France, Le Bois des Moutiers. Itís an English style garden around an English style house, designed by the two outstanding collaborators of the Edwardian era, Gertrude Jekyll for the gardens and Edwin Lutyens for the house. Iím speaking in hushed tones here.

This is the entry arch and from here on, everything in the garden is lovely.

isabel Mar 19th, 2020 03:01 PM

Coquelicot Mar 19th, 2020 03:49 PM

Isabel, who is that dear little crepe flipper?

isabel Mar 19th, 2020 04:58 PM

I have no idea but isn't she adorable. I took that quite a few years ago, so I've been looking at it for so long I feel like I know her.

KayF Mar 20th, 2020 09:28 PM

Photos from Bordeaux..

Have also posted some photos on the Australia forum if anyone wants to dream a bit...

quokka Mar 21st, 2020 01:53 AM

This is perfect for "armchair travel". We should open similar threads about other countries.

Coquelicot Mar 21st, 2020 04:28 AM

KayF, your first and third photos just say "summer in France." Thank you.

quokka, go for it!

quokka Mar 21st, 2020 04:32 AM

Have just started a thread for Germany. Come on people!

Coquelicot Mar 21st, 2020 07:11 AM

The first time I saw a chocolate aisle in a French supermarket I was flabbergasted. This is from a Carrefour. Our favorite mass-market chocolate is Cote d'Or. Okay, I admit it's Belgian but I think Belgian chocolate is richer and creamier than French.

quokka Mar 21st, 2020 02:29 PM

Mainland France's easternmost town: Lauterbourg.

Coquelicot Mar 21st, 2020 03:06 PM

Quokka, I wasn't familiar with Lauterbourg, so I looked at it on the map. It's really out there in the far northeast corner of France. It's been one of those political footballs. To look at the buildings you'd think you were in Germany.

quokka Mar 21st, 2020 03:45 PM

To me it looks rather French, certainly not German.

StCirq Mar 21st, 2020 03:54 PM

Hmmmm....doesn't look the least bit French to me. Very pristine and orderly and sculpted and Germanic.

Coquelicot Mar 22nd, 2020 04:54 AM

I think that Chateau-Gontier may have more flowers per capita than any other French town we've visited. This is part of a large garden down near the Mayenne river.

Gardyloo Mar 22nd, 2020 08:31 AM


Coquelicot Mar 22nd, 2020 12:27 PM

Beautiful Dinan and its half-timbered houses and the Rance river. Gardyloo, you captured the feeling of an early evening when the biggest decision is which excellent restaurant to go to.

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