Photos of France

Old Mar 16th, 2020, 02:02 PM
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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.
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Old Mar 16th, 2020, 03:10 PM
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Old Mar 17th, 2020, 02:36 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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Old Mar 18th, 2020, 01:58 PM
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I wear many hats, Strasbourg



Student drivers, Strasbourg



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



Menton



Crepe makers, Pont-Aven



Oyster picker, Belon



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Old Mar 19th, 2020, 09:17 AM
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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.



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Old Mar 19th, 2020, 04:01 PM
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Old Mar 19th, 2020, 04:49 PM
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Isabel, who is that dear little crepe flipper?
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Old Mar 19th, 2020, 05:58 PM
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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.
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Photos from Bordeaux..

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






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This is perfect for "armchair travel". We should open similar threads about other countries.
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Old Mar 21st, 2020, 05:28 AM
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KayF, your first and third photos just say "summer in France." Thank you.

quokka, go for it!
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Have just started a thread for Germany. Come on people!
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Old Mar 21st, 2020, 08:11 AM
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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.





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Mainland France's easternmost town: Lauterbourg.



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Old Mar 21st, 2020, 04:06 PM
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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.
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To me it looks rather French, certainly not German.
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Hmmmm....doesn't look the least bit French to me. Very pristine and orderly and sculpted and Germanic.
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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.



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Old Mar 22nd, 2020, 09:31 AM
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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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