Photos of France

Old Mar 25th, 2020, 05:35 PM
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twk, you timed your trip just right to see the lavender. That's a wonderful photo of Notre Dame as it was.

rhon, we've had to cancel our trip too. I have to say, I was disappointed in the Julie program set in the Perche. I hardly recognized the place. By the way, I checked our diary against one of your trip reports and we were both at Chedigny 4 days apart. We almost met! Let's hope that will still be possible in the future. You too stay safe.

zebec, thanks for adding these. Your photo of the man and girl in their car is like a glimpse into the middle of a story. You want to know what happened before, where they are going, and what's going to happen next.
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Old Mar 25th, 2020, 06:50 PM
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Here are a few



La Turbie, from la Trophee des Alpes

Villa Ephrussi

le chateau at sunset, Nice

Arles

mais oui...
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Old Mar 25th, 2020, 06:50 PM
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Coquelicot, after we watched it I went and looked at a reply of yours that I saved and realised it was not really the area you mention. But it still looked lovely. We have found that with some of the ones we watch about areas we have visited. I do enjoy the ones where she visits ordinary people, often retired, and cooks. It is the closest we will get to France for a while.
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Old Mar 25th, 2020, 09:33 PM
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Didja' eat yet? (Lacave)

Beynac

Cavaillon melon--none better.

Pl. des Vosges

Beynac before the storm-of-the-decade!

Sarlat

Beaune
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Old Mar 26th, 2020, 03:59 PM
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Thank you! These are wonderful. Like so many, we just canceled a trip to France for May. It's wonderful to look at all the pictures and remember happier times.
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Old Mar 27th, 2020, 07:01 AM
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Gooster, those are outstanding photos. The one of La Turbie is especially great.

Zebec, how the heck did you get that photo of the vines and stone wall? I hesitate to imagine your vantage point.
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Old Mar 27th, 2020, 03:07 PM
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The village of Chédigny, in the Indre-et-Loire, is the only village in France that's classified as a Jardin Rémarquable. It's small but packed with flowers. Its rose festival in May is spectacular. Even if we're in France in May and have no intention of going there, we usually make a last-minute decision to go but we'll time it so we're a few days early to avoid the crowds. This is one house in the town and it's not even the most floral.





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Old Mar 27th, 2020, 03:18 PM
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That must have been when we were there at the same time. It was only a week or so to the festival and the roses were glorious. We parked on the edge of the village and as we were walking in, Simon from Days on the Claise drove past in one of his wonderful old cars.
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Old Mar 27th, 2020, 04:03 PM
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Rhon, what a coincidence! Did you wave and say "I know you! (but you don't know me!)" I think they'd be great to tour with. They have so many interests and are so well informed about their area, not just about the attractions for visitors but about everyday life in their area as well. Their blog is the second thing I check online each day.

I kick myself that you two and we could have met back then and I still hope we can overlap in France some time.


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Old Mar 27th, 2020, 04:29 PM
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Yes, it would be great to meet. I have several blogs I check each day. A couple post every day, but some others only infrequently. I am following the French Village Diaries again as she is posting every day about their lockdown. Susan ( from Days on the Claise ) is from this area. Her family live in a small town about 40 kms away.
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Old Mar 27th, 2020, 06:52 PM
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Coquelicot, we rented a maxi-sized trampoline from the 'Guy LaFleur Tramps R Us' company. Had to try the jump a few times before we got it right for that vineyard shot.
Seriously, it was thx to Rick Steves. His guidebook mentioned one particularly pretty 'aire de pique-nique' and we pursued that. While resting at the table, we noted that it was just another 15 min. slog uphill for what seemed to promise great pseudo-aerial views of all the many vineyards below (inc. Les Avaux, with its arch cherished by shutterbugs). There's also a WWII memorial up on that same hill, jokingly aka 'Le Montagne de Beaune'.

I am done. The jump.
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Old Mar 27th, 2020, 07:38 PM
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Zebec (and others posting amazing photography) another thank you for such an enjoyable thread. I like the click at the scene photos, but, wow, some of these are professional quality.
Rhon, thanks for that blog, happy to have something to read.
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Old Mar 28th, 2020, 03:58 AM
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Zebec, coming from you the trampoline rental was believable. Anything for a great photo, right?

Rhon, that's a surprise that you live so close to Susan's home town. So you might have met Susan growing up? Thanks for the new blog suggestion. I can always use one more French blog to read.



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Old Mar 28th, 2020, 12:18 PM
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@coquelicot -- thank you... the view from La Turbie and la Trophee des Alpes was magnificent, especially since there were zero tourists last November.
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Old Mar 28th, 2020, 12:58 PM
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No Coquelicot, I did not grow up here. We have lived here for twenty years, but both my father's and P's work saw us transferring around the state, so I have lived in a variety of communities, usually small towns. Must be why we enjoy country France so much. This is the longest I have lived anywhere, and where we will stay now.
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Old Mar 29th, 2020, 06:34 PM
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Carennac, Ponte du Fodorette

Paris

Rue des Charrons (wheelwrights) Meursault

Giverney reeds.

Sarlat street performer.
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What are the 'Julie' programs you are talking about? Sounds interesting if it's about food and France.

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Old Mar 30th, 2020, 02:16 AM
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Kay, the programme is called Les Carnets de Julie. We watch it on You tube. They are around an hour long and Julie travels to different regions of France and explores the food of the region. She visits a variety of producers and home cooks and at the end of the programme they have a lunch where each bring the food they have cooked. It is in french, but we just enjoy watching the food and the areas. I pick up a bit here and there and she gives the recipes through the show. We have just watched the Charente Maritime which we enjoyed because we stayed in the area for a week in 2012. We enjoy some more than others depending on the region. Some are also about a particular food eg bread, salades, grillades. We have not watched any of those.
Another one we enjoy is Cap sud Ouest, also on you tube. It is about half an hour and visits regions in the south, but is not food related.
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Old Mar 30th, 2020, 02:29 AM
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Thanks rhon, for the info. I will take a look.



Passage Pommeraye, Nantes

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Old Mar 30th, 2020, 02:39 AM
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Filming in Vannes. Take down a few signs and voila, a medieval set.
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