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!
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.