DURBAN, MON VILLAGE

Apéritif table
Apéritif table

The heart of any French village or town, is the foyer. Foyer translated means the hearth. It is frequently the gathering place and while the french word for house is maison, the nearest thing to the word home, is the foyer. It certainly has been a central feature to my life here and I return frequently. This past Friday night, once again at the foyer, we viewed a slideshow about L’ILE DE PAQUES or Easter Island.

While I was unable to photograph the slideshow, too disruptive, I do have a few photos from some of the displays. As usual, the program was followed by an aperitif and then later a community meal. Each of us contributed and we all shared in this beautiful sense of DURBAN MON VILLAGE or Durban my village.

As for the repas (meal), everyone brought a dish to share so there was quite a variety. Several long tables were covered with the dishes on offer and everyone served themselves.  While it was a small event, a good time was had by all.

Bisous,

Léa

To your good heart
To your good heart                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foyer set up and presentation to begin soon
Foyer set up and presentation to begin soon                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indigenous crafts
Indigenous crafts                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Display
Display                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Showtime!
Showtime!                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bisous!
Bisous!                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A beautiful blend of conversation, food and fun
A beautiful blend of conversation, food and fun  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decisions, decisions...
Decisions, decisions…                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dancing
Dancing                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craft
Craft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14 thoughts on “DURBAN, MON VILLAGE

  1. This is awesome–I love your photos and words. They really take me to France. Look at that amazing splatter paint art behind the dancer, I love splatter paint. And dance too. I would’ve had an awesome time here as to top it off I’ve always been interested in Easter Island! So the foyer is like a town square–but indoor. Nice post Lea, thanks, thanks for taking me to France today 🙂

    1. Terah, it was my pleasure! Hopefully you will keep coming back until you become part of the village. Two weeks ago there was a presentation at Chateau Bonnafous on the Visigoths. The only reason I did not post it was there were no photos. However, I hope to travel to the sites around this region and put together a post of the trail they left behind. Merci beaucoup!!!

    1. Yes Cindy, I am indeed fortunate to be here. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine such a place as this, these people… Thank you for you kindness and continuing support. Bisous, L

    1. Ah, I do understand having come from another place. However, a foyer would be just another building without the spirit that the villagers bring into it. Merci! 🙂

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