Sunday, 19 October 2008

Un très petit aperçu du merveilleux jardin de Claude : 2







L'après-midi, Claude et moi ont visité Nogent-sur-Loir.
Nous avons même rencontré M. Ronsard et Jean-Baptiste! !

Don't you just love the street names in France ?

Tomorrow, Monday down here, I have a little surprise for you.
You will have seen it on Claude's blog, a few weeks ago but now it's my turn to describe our wonderful Saturday morning with Natacha and Guy at the Frères Duffour.

I am sorry that the photos, above, were very small. However I have republished them at a much greater size. You can now see the River Loir much more clearly.

And, - there'll be more, plus something unexpected for Lynn.

Je vous en prie de rétourner demain.

13 comments:

claude said...

Je me souviendrai longtemps de cette visite m.Benaut !

Webradio said...

C'est vrai qu'il y a de jolis petits coins par là-bas...

Nathalie said...

Les bords de rivière c'est ce qu'il y a de plus joli dans la région. J'aime beaucoup ces ballades au bord de l'eau.

dive said...

Gosh, this looks so much like my old home town; especially from the river.
Lovely!

lynn said...

Imagine, Monsieur! Les gens distingues n'est-ce pas?

Absolutely lovely photos.

Virginia said...

This is a lovely village. The peaceful river is gorgeous. What I need is a map of France. I need to be able to track your adventures better. I have no clue where this is but I will find out!

Maria said...

So, so very lovely. How lucky you both were to experience days and days of such incredible beauty.

Petrea said...

I'm catching up and loving your photos, M. Benaut. What a marvelous trip you had. Thank you for sharing it.

claude said...

When I enlarge the photo of the river it is very beautiful. Big hug m.Benaut !

M.Benaut said...

Merci tellement, Claude. Il y a beaucoup plus de photos pour vous montrer.
Je préparerai le prochain épisode demain.
Un bon nombre de 'hugs' à vous aussi, et à mon bon ami Philippe.

Veuillez lui dire que je suis normale encore, mais "normale" est maintenant un état très différent d'être, maintenant que je suis parti votre beau pays ! !

M.Benaut said...

Virginia, et tout le monde,

Château-du-Loir is about 200 kilometres, 125 miles south west of Paris.

It's on the Loir River; not to be confused with the Loire River, into which it flows near Angers. It is just south of Le Mans.

When you search for it on Wikipedia you must include the hyphens. Then click on the French language section in the LHS side bar.

Château-du-Loir est une commune française, située dans le département de la Sarthe et la région Pays de la Loire.
Ses habitants sont appelés les Castéloriens.

It is in Département 72, called Sarthe. You will find that car number plates, there, will finish in 72, just like anywhere else; eg Paris is 75 etc...

As me a question and I will respond.

M.Benaut said...

Here is the link to click on. You can go to the side bar, (Autres Langues), to click on English if you want.

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau-du-Loir

Jilly said...

Some lovely photos here of a beautiful part of France. I spent part of a honeymoon near here - nice memories.