Sunday, 19 October 2014

Château de Fleurigny





Travelling on the country roads in France
always brings lovely surprises.
Not too far from where our daughter lives
are several Châteaux worthwhile visiting.




Having said that we didn't actually visit
Château de Fleurigny
as there were only six of us on the day
and the minimum number to gain entrance was fifteen.
As it is in the middle of nowhere
it was highly unlikely we would find
another nine people to make up the numbers that day!

I was able to take a few photos and then we
moved on to another Château which I will show
you in a future post!




I've been away from my blog for two weeks
because of issues at work....

I was sorry to miss Donna's 
"Still Life" Photo Challenge this month.
I've been out today taking loads of tree pics for 
the November challenge!

I'll be catching up on visiting your blogs this week
and I'm looking forward to seeing what you've all been up to!


I'm joining
Judith for Mosaic Monday
and the girls at
Thank you to the hosts.


Take care and 
be kind to one another

Merci à bientôt



Shane









41 comments:

Poppy said...

Hi Shane,

Such lovely countryside! The chateau looks beautiful, even the word 'chateau' makes me think of champagne, intriguing dinner parties and vast countryside.

Thanks for sharing and happy Sunday!

xx
Poppy

Sara D.B. said...

Lovely photos (as always), dear Shane! Could there be something more fascinating than a French castle? Finland is a good place to live, but there is a serious lack of two very important things, castles and mountains! :)

Looking very much forward to seeing your next posts,

Sara

eileeninmd said...

The Chateau is beautiful. Sorry, you were not able to enter.. I am sure it would have been gorgeous inside too. Lovely images, have a happy Sunday!

Amy at love made my home said...

Such a pretty place! I hope that things ease a little at work for you. xx

podso said...

Now I'm curious as to why you had to have 15 to visit. It looks like a beautiful place. Sorry work has been so stressful--or at least busy.

Madeline's Album said...

Beautiful just beautiful. Sorry you could not visit the inside. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Linda Kunsman said...

Good to hear from you again Shane! One of the first things I always had to do when visiting my family in France was to visit chateaux and churches. I never cease to be impressed by them and delight in turning down a road and discovering another hidden gem. Thank you for sharing:)

Claudia said...

Wonderful pictures from France! Thank you, dear Shane!
Wishing you a wonderful new week,
sending Love and hugs,
Claudia

Rhonda said...

You share such beautiful images of your trips to France. Those darn work days can be so unkind. I feel the same. Xoxo Rhonda

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Shane, wow what gorgeous photos. I do hope to visit France someday. I hope you have a nice week.
Julie

Michelle said...

That kind of architecture out in the middle of nowhere sounds like the perfect home to me! I'm not sure I'd be willing to share with strangers, no matter the size of the group, so it is nice the owners are willing to do so.

Jackie @ travelnwrite said...

How disappointing to not have enough group members to sneak a peak at the inside. . .your exterior photos are beautiful though. Happy Weekend~
Jackie

Dorthe said...

Hello dear Shane,
How beautiful a castle, I hope you will be able to see it another time !
Also hope you take care of yourself, and don`t work yourself too hard !!
I`m back from some wonderful dayes with my grandkids in Copenhagen,- it was lovely to be with them and my daughter !!
Hugs from Dorthe

Madelief said...

What a beautiful castle Shane. I love places like this! So much history.

Happy week!

Madelief x

Snap said...

Hi Shane,

Your images of Château de Fleurigny make it look magical! Beautiful scenery.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

What a gorgeous landscape there...I hope that you can go back someday! :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Too bad you couldn't get in to see the inside Shane. At least we can appreciate the grounds around the chateau.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Hello dear Shane, it is always such a delight to see your beautiful photos of France. I'm sorry to hear about the issues at work. Take care. Hugs, Wendy

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Don't you just love it when work gets in the way of the fun stuff (not!). The chateau is wonderful from the outside - maybe next time you go you will be able to find enough people to take the tour.

Hetty said...

Dear Shane, fortunately there are many chateaux in France. You will find another one! Groetjes from Holland,

Hetty

Cindy said...

Thank you Shane, I've never been to France and I don't see it on my list of places to visit. I did enjoy visiting your castle and I've found a few along our trip this time. I think if I got that far I might ask a few people in the parking lot to join up as a group so we could all get in. Lovely pictures thank you

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's very beautiful and hopefully you'll get to go again and visit inside. What a beautiful day you had to enjoy the day and take photos. Sweet hugs, Diane

ann said...

Beautiful photos. I have never been to France, so I enjoyed your photos very much.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place. I would love to visit it.

Dagmar said...

Love when you share your wonderful French holidays with us!
I hope your life returns back to an even keel soon.xoxo

Patricia said...

Chateau de Fleurigny does look gorgeous, the stuff of fairytales. I do hope you get to visit inside one day Shane. Hope you have a better week at the coalface! hugs xx

Beatrice Euphemie said...

How beautiful! Wouldn't it be wonderful to live in a French Chateau? We can dream, can't we? Hope you have a better week, Dear Shane. xo Karen

Janneke said...

Love the French country side and their chateaux. No problem you could not visit this one, there are so many....

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What an incredibly beautiful countryside!!!

Veronica Roth said...

Gosh, it's photos like these that make me feel a bit gloomy about being in soggy Vancouver right now rather than a sunny French village...lol. Too bad about the 15 minimum. I know some grand homes in England also require a minimum group for entry. Oh well, win some lose some. Anyway, the country around the chateau is so lovely and very worth seeing.

Lorrie said...

There's something to see around every corner in France, it seems. Delightful chateau seen from afar. I'd have gladly joined you to swell the numbers so you could enter.

Have a wonderful week, Shane. Don't work too hard.

Bethany Carson said...

Looks like a beautiful place to visit!

ladyfi said...

Such a pretty castle!

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

I love riding along the countryside taking in the scenes and what a wonderful French countryside chateau and all for doing just that.

Stephanie Robinson said...

Oh what a shame you weren't able to see inside, it looks so perfect from the outside - fab shots!

psychelyn said...

Very rich green, rich in natural beauty. This is what I like about countrysides...scenery always soothing tobthe eyes and soul.

Mary Cromer said...

While a shame you were not able to get in, the grounds sure look exquisite, beautiful!

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Hi Shane, lovely place to go for a drive and see some magnificent chateaus. You are so blessed to live in such historical and magical country. Thank you for sharing.

Hugs,
Aida

Katrin said...

Such a beautiful place!

Stephanie said...

Hello lovely lady! Your blog is always a treat to visit and the pictures you shared are beautiful! It would be a dream to drive on these roads and see these breathtaking views in person :) Thank you for sharing, sweet friend.

Thinking of you! Love and hugs!

Marilyn said...

A beauty of a chateau. Maybe the next time you can find more for the tour. I do so love the surprises along the country roads in France.

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