LA DOUCE FRANCE : PEROUGES 3

When travelling around Pérouges we came across a koi garden so we stopped and had a look, it was beautiful !!! It was so peaceful there, it was a sunny and warm day and the shade of the trees was welcome. The garden was covered in ponds, big ones and smaller ones and there was a large bamboo garden as well. We had a really nice afternoon there and I took loads of pictures of course.

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KOI ARE SUCH BEAUTIFUL FISH ! WE HAVE SOME IN OUR POND TOO BUT THEY ARE NOT AS VISIBLE AS THESE AS WE HAVE A LOT OF PLANTS IN OUR POND

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PAMPAS GRASS

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THIS WAS A BIGGY !

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THIS WAS THE BIGGEST POND, IT HAD PINK LOTUS FLOWERS GROWING IN IT, LOTUS FLOWERS AND LEAVES ARE EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE THAN WATERLILLIES

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A CLOSER LOOK AT THE LOTUS FLOWERS, YOU CAN SEE IT WAS AUTUMN AS THE LEAVES ARE GETTING BROWN

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THE LOTUS SEEDHEADS ARE USED IN FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS

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COS OF THE MANY ROCKS IN THE GARDEN THERE WERE MANY LITTLE LIZZARDS SUNBATHING

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AND THE BEES WERE BUZZING……

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THIS WAS THE ENTRANCE TO THE BAMBOO GARDEN

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Next time I’ll show you the highlight of my vacation, the reason why I wanted to go France.

Have a great week and enjoy your garden !!!!!

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LA DOUCE FRANCE : PEROUGES 2

Today I’ll show you the beauty of Pérouges, a medieval town in France, all the buildings are made between the 12 th and 15 th century, the buildings were restaured several times over the centuries of course but it is protected by the government. It really is a little gem !

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THE ENTRANCE OF THE TOWN, ALL THE STREETS STILL HAVE COBBLESTONES

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THE 12TH CENTURY CHURCH

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BEHIND THE GERANIUMS IS A PUB, WE HAD COFFEE AND HOT CHOCOLATE THERE

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THE STREETS WERE VERY NARROW

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THIS WAS PART OF AN OLD WINE PRESS

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THIS IS A VERY OLD WOODEN STATUE

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A BEAUTIFUL OLD DOOR, PEOPLE WERE A LOT SMALLER IN THE OLD DAYS

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THESE ARE SPECIAL PIES FROM PEROUGE

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THIS HOLE WAS USED TO SHOOT THE ENEMY

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THIS IS THE MAYORS HOUSE

I hope you all enjoyed your visit to Pérouges, I did !

Enjoy your garden !

LA DOUCE FRANCE: PEROUGES 1

From Dijon we headed South to a place called Pérouges, a place near Lyon. It was absolutely beautiful !

Our first day there was spent in a birdpark nearby, the weather was a bit better than it was in Dijon, but not as good as we had hoped, the temperature was about 18 C but the wind was really cold, nevertheless we had a beautiful day and we saw thousands of birds so my husband was very happy.

I’ll let  the pictures speak for themselves.

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In my next post I’ll show you the medieval town of Pérouges.

 

Enjoy your garden and thanks for stopping by !

 

LA DOUCE FRANCE: DIJON 3

Today I want to show you the garden of the B&B we stayed at when we were in Dijon. The guy who runs this place was really friendly and his English was good, I prefer to speak French in France as I speak it well enough to make myself clear, when I was 18 I lived and worked in France for 6 month’s so I have no problem with French. This B&B was really a gem, an old big house with 3 guest rooms and 1 guest suite. Every place was really nicely decorated and so was the garden.

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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THIS WAS A CORNER IN THE DININGROOM

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THIS LITTLE OWL ALSO FOUND A PLACE IN THE DININGROOM

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WHEN THE WEATHER IS WARM ENOUGH YOU CAN EAT ON ONE OF THE TERRACES

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ONE OF THE SEVERAL OLD STAIRS IN THE GARDEN

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THIS COCK IS WATCHING OVER THE GARDEN, COCKS ARE THE NATIONAL SYMBOL FOR FRANCE

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VIEW ON THE GARDEN

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ANOTHER COSY CORNER IN THE GARDEN

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THERE WERE SEVERAL CYPRESSUS IN THE GARDEN, ONE OF MY FAVORITE TREE’S, UNFORTUNATELY WE CAN’T GROW THEM IN BELGIUM

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AN OLD CHESTNUT TREE COVERED IN MOSS

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AN ARCH WITH PLANTS WHO FORMED A GREEN  CURTAIN

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PELARGONIUMS IN POTS WERE EVERY WHERE

With these picture I close the part of Dijon, at the moment we are in a small place near Lyon but that is for my next blog page.

Enjoy your garden ! I miss mine ! Thanks for stopping by, it is much   appreciated !