1. the scenery & food: traveling through france…
Posted in france, pia's photos October 15th, 2009 by pia




…is always a delight, even from the passenger seat of a rental car. I am continually mesmerised by what I see, touch, taste and feel. My senses are alight, my heart full and happy.

By the time we arrived to our destination on Saturday night, it was evening, the forest was dark and quiet, the village streets were sleeping…




Location… val d’amour

Highlights on the evening menu…

l’heure de l’apéro… champagne, gougères au fromage…
entrée… arbois blanc – cuvée béthanie,fish terrine, vegetable terrine…
dessertchampagne, choux à la crême patissière

The mean there was plenty, plenty, plenty in between, but these dishes were my favourite this particular night.  I drank and ate alot that evening, and woke up the next day feeling wonderful, not a hang over in sight. Oh the French, aren’t they wonderful lovers of all the good things in life…

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  1. vintage simple says

    Yes, the French do seem to have their priorities aligned in a way that promotes a good quality of life…for sure. Your trip sounds lovely, Pia… Thanks for sharing some of its highlights here.


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  2. Caty says


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  3. jennifer says

    third picture down is gorgeous…like a painting.

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  4. Maia says

    Sigh. YOu make me homesick for rural France (and the food, of course the food!)

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  5. Coleccionando estrellas says

    what a lovely weekend! France is such a beautiful country, but the weather in Spain is a bit better!! It is still summer in Madrid!

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  6. Melissa says

    That is because “the rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain”. But I long to visit rural France again …it’s been too long! Thankyou for sharing Pia. You describe the perfect evening.

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  7. Andi says

    I’m droooooling thinking about your delish menu! I’m so happy that you were able to enjoy such treats!!! Gorgeous pictures! It’s nice to watch the world go by on a roadtrip, huh?

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  8. Elisabelle says

    Lovely pictures8
    the colors are really beautiful!

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  9. Etincelle says

    Pia! stop immediately talking about France this way!! I am not gonna go back there anytime soon (at least not before Christmas 2010), and just reading about all this food makes me …. oh, well… salivate in front of my screen. And I CANT do anything about it 🙁 no more cheese in the fridge, and not even a bottle of wine to indulge…

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