Tuesday, April 22, 2014

France {last summer}

I've posted about our stay at Chateau d'Esclimont when we visited Versailles, and here are some from the rest of our time in France.  We didn't stay in Paris at all - we were in the Dordogne region with family, where we spent half a day in the very charming town of Brantome and also toured some prehistoric cave paintings at Grotte de Villars.  We had a rental car and took a drive down to Bordeaux to spend one night, stopping to see just a little bit of St Andre de Cubzac and Limoges along the way.  We found driving and directions to be very easy here and did not run into any of the issues as we did in Italy (if you've followed my blog for awhile, you may have already seen this video…. what a mess that was.)

Here are some snapshots from France:


Grotte de Villars:

(no photos inside the cave but the tour was amazing and well worth the time to see the blue horse and all the beautiful formations)



a kir peche at Cafe Napolean 3

loved these chairs

a quick stop in Limoges for some plates:

I always like to visit grocery stores when we travel.  From France, I brought home some mustard and salt and one bottle of wine.  They have such great selections of mustard, salt and wine.

Denmark photos up next.



  1. The pictures are just gorgeous. I love those tea cups. Wow, I'd have to have one of those to take home, if not a whole set, if I ever visit there. I'm still reading 'Queen of Fashion' and still loving it--and I spy a portrait of Marie Antoinette with her children in one of your pictures. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos with us. They gave me a lift on what has been an exhausting day! XO, Jill

  2. I love your pictures! I'm currently living in Europe, and I'm really eager to hear your thoughts on Denmark. I'll be taking my mom to Copenhagen for a (child free!) Mother's Day weekend. I've never been there, but all your pictures have been beautiful. Any and all tips for shopping/eating/seeing are appreciated!

    I also love to visit supermarkets when I travel. I remember finding the best orange blossom and lavender hand soap in Marseille.

    1. Thank you! We love Denmark - I hope you have a fabulous time in Copenhagen. It is one of my favorite cities.

  3. I always love the food stores in Europe. On my last trip I visited the mustard factory in Beaune. :D

    Thanks for sharing photos!

    1. Now that sounds fun! Thanks for stopping by Rose :)

  4. Oh you so make me want to go back to France. Your photos just capture the feel so well.