Douce France

Just back from amazing 3-week holiday in France — mellow, tanned and broke!  Wonderful weather almost all of the time, fabulous scenery, sights and cities, great food (including our own picnics) and wine — even the cheapest at 2 euros for 1.5 litres…

Special thanks to Janie and Mark for the invitation to make music in Le Croisic (in Brittany);  to the prorietors of our magical Chambre d’hote in the tiny village of Aumagne which just about saved our lives and gave us a magical and unexpected weekend;  to John and Ann for generously allowing us to be the first guinea-pigs in their gite in Moux in the Corbieres, and for the wonderful lunch (and new loo seat!);  and to Diggory and Russell for once again allowing us to share their idyllic retreat (with pool) in the Provencal vineyards above Entrechaux.

And to Diana for being there and sharing it all, and for doing most of the 2800 miles of driving!  Love you xxx

And to France for being so big and varied, and true to itself, and unspoiled, and… French.

Nul points to Michelin Green Guides for changing their format so you can’t find anything any more, and for being so badly proofread — which they never used to be.

But hurrah for the Michelin Road Atlas for telling you everything you need to know, especially where the scenic routes are.

We have another 500 photos or so, one of these days…

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2 Comments on “Douce France”

  1. Minnie Says:

    More photos of France? Well,what are you waiting for ;-)!
    Greetings from another bit of the ‘Hexagone’ – and a former Hertfordshire & Sussex bod. Have so enjoyed my quick tour of your blog (arrived here via the most excellent David); so shall be back for more leisurely savouring in due course. A la prochaine – au plaisir!

    • jonathanburton Says:

      Well ‘Hallo Minnie’ (to quote Fanciulla del West) and welcome. Can’t compete with the panoramic sweep and sheer generous volume of David’s blog, but I try to keep mine ticking over. Enjoy your trawl and keep the comments ocming! Meanhwile I will get my France photos online a.s.a.p. …

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