On The Street Where I Live… a challenge

Our friends at Fandango have thrown down the gauntlet. The challenge, On The Street Where I Live. You can visit them at:  https://fivedotoh.com/2018/08/01/on-the-street-where-i-live/  Thank you Fandango. 

“Home is where you feel loved, appreciated and safe.”  – Tracy Taylor

While France may not be the land of my birth, it is the home of my heart.

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Boulangerie (Bakery) not yet open for the evening rush

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Most of the opposite side of our street is the wall dividing between village and the river.

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The old pharmacy is for sale and has much to offer. It would be ideal for a business with residence above.

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The old café is for sale as the new owners moved it down the road so they had more room and plenty of outside space. Upstairs is a working hotel.

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Stop and smell the roses, or whatever else is in bloom and perhaps a sprig of rosemary.

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The bank is to the left but we shall stay on my street.

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Chambre d’hotes and large houses (similar to a bed and breakfast)

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Bibliothèque (Library) During the summer months it also doubles as the Tourist Office.

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War memorial

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Foyer (for indoor events including cinema)

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Small market with gas pumps

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The new café

Alas, it is a long road that I live on. What you see here, barely scratches the surface and at best, I shall hope it tempts you to visit the small villages in France. We have much to offer.

Bisous,

Léa

 

 

 

Lez’ Arts Chez Nous

Bienvenue!
Bienvenue!
So delicate!
So delicate!

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A blue sky was over Chateau Bonnafous welcoming the local artists, artisans and all who joined in. The grounds, facilities and location are perfect for the many events held here. This is an annual event and there are always a few artists/artisans that we have seen previously.

We had a beautiful day for admiring the talents and skills of so many local residents. There is also the opportunity to purchase some of the items and to talk with the vendors. Naturally, you will be surrounded by friends, family, neighbours but perhaps make a few connections. Most of the tourists have moved on as the season’s change.

In addition to the singing group there was a concert held later in the evening. An actor read some poetry. Being a poet myself, I was disappointed that it was not his own work but he read so well with a voice that really held you. One woman brought her loom and gave demonstrations of weaving and had numerous examples of her work.

The majority of work is visual so I shall let the pictures do the talking!

Bisous,

Léa

Apéritifs
Apéritifs
Acapella group, songs from around the world
Acapella group, songs from around the world

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Stained Glass
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Author: Linda Bastide
Author: Linda Bastide

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Maison Christina at Rennes-les-Bains

Recently, when a dear friend arrived from California for her annual visit, she wanted to visit one of the local spas. On the way to Alet-les-Bains, we saw a sign for Rennes-les-Bains and since a reservation had not been made we decided to check it out.

The village was enveloped in a stunning setting and we decided to stay the night treating ourselves to a few treatments at the Bains (Baths) and a relaxing evening.

A couple we met said it did not seem to be too crowded yet and we would probably find a room.

While having coffee a few meters from the thermal baths, we noticed a sign for rooms. Good fortune was on our side as we entered Christina’s. While the establishment is small, everything was clean, fresh and most inviting. Christina herself is welcoming and quietly sees that everything is as it should be. Furthermore, her coffee is excellent!

If you find yourself in this part of France, check in with Christina and you can visit her website: www.maisonchristina.eu 

Rita and I enjoyed our visit there very much and will look forward to visiting Rennes and Christina in the future.

Bisous,

Léa