Saturday, 20 February 2016

A Sunny day in Noyers-sur-Surein, France

It was a beautiful mid summer's day
when we visited the charming village of

This village is a commune of artisans
living out their dream in this beautiful
medieval village in the Chablis
wine growing region of France.

We wandered around the narrow lanes
most barely wide enough for a small car.
There were charming stone houses with
gardens spilling out on to the walkways.
Peeps of pretty gardens,
and self sown flowers lining the little lanes.

It is the sort of village one could imagine living in
and being part of their artistic way of life.
Things seem to move at a slow pace
and no one is in a hurry.

We stopped at a cafe and enjoyed a cool drink
of Orangina, so refreshing on a hot day.

Later we spread a picnic rug beside the river
and ate a delicious lunch
of ham rolls made by my granddaughters
followed by a piece of fruit,
what more could one want?

A perfect day spent with my family
in the middle of France!
A day when beautiful memories are made.

I'm joining 
Karen for Sunlit Sunday
Judith for Mosaic Monday
Bernideen for BTTCG
Stephanie for Roses of Inspiration.

Thank you for visiting and reading my posts
take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt



  1. I'd choose those narrow lanes in small villages to visit any day, I'm not a city girl, although I don't mind passing through them to see the beautiful architecture. Love seeing the photos from your visit to France

  2. I love those mossy steps. Wonderful pictures, thank you for sharing them.

  3. How inspired these artists must be in such a glorious place. I think I could wander through those beautiful lanes forever!

  4. Dear Shane:
    Oh I just adore Hollyhocks and hope to have them this summer!!!! What a lovely villages with roses and flowers you shared here. Isn't it amazing and everyone will want to run away there! Lovely!

  5. C'est la vie parfaite!
    thanks for this sweet taste of France in its summer glory!

  6. I love the 'smell' of the heat on the old stones - it's something special, over-laid by the perfume from a bakery, the scent of summer flowers.....what a beautiful day that must have been.

  7. how utterly charming the little villages are-every one of them. What a perfect day! Glad I have my France atlas so I can look up exactly where this village is as I was never to that area. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos!

  8. This is something I love so much - old villages with beautiful flowers. Your post brings back lovely memories for me. It makes me homesick for Europe.

  9. Thanks for sharing your visit to this lovely old village. Your pictures are great. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  10. By your pictures I understand the this is a very cute village!

  11. Definitely a gorgeous memory with family in such an amazing place. I can just imagine walking through those narrow lanes enjoying the slow pace of the day.

  12. It certainly looks beautiful there Shane and enjoying a picnic in the warm sunshine would be lovely.

  13. What a beautiful post. A quaint village I'd love to visit and such pretty flowers at the end!

  14. Delightful village. I also love hollyhocks - mine are in bud but reluctant to flower.

  15. What lovely memories your trip to France dating back to last Summer have left in your heart, and what gorgeous places you've visited, my darling Shane, worhty of such wonderful photographs !
    Thank you for sharing this all with us,
    may your weekend be blessed with joy
    sending love to you

  16. BONJOUR Shane! Ooh, I adore your French tours! You take us on a journey of France like no other. You are blessed in so many ways. xxoo Rhonda

  17. It is all beyond beautiful Shane. I love all the pink flowers and pretty buildings. That would be a most enjoyable Summer Day, and the picnic sounds like perfection. I am sure it brings you many happy memories and thoughts of your little French family. xxoo

  18. What a charming village. Thanks for taking us along. It's been two years since we were last in France. Time for another trip!

  19. a perfect day and a perfect post with wonderful photos...I really enjoy your blog!

  20. Such a charming village with lovely sites. I would love to stroll these lanes! Have a wonderful Sunday!

  21. Beautiful post! France is so beautiful, and this little village is adorable! I would love to visit it.
    Thank you for sharing : )

  22. Lovely. I can feel the heat of summer and smell the roses and herbs! Hollyhocks are handsome beauties.

  23. What a fabulous place, Shane! So very beautiful and full of flowers and sunshine. Thank you for sharing these lovely memories!
    Have a great new week!

  24. Walking through streets such as these is a beautiful dream. I love the ramshackle buildings and the numerous colourful blooms. Perfect! x

  25. Wowwww beautuful Ria x ❤️

  26. Truly so many beautiful memories from your day with your loved family, dear Shane.
    What a most wonderful city, and lovely photos of the old buildings and the nature around it .Such beautiful flowers, I can feel the summer ,the sun and your sweet day together.
    Hugs and happy sunday!!
    Dorthe, xx

  27. Sounds and looks lovely . . .

  28. Oh my such a beautiful tour here of a village commune where I am most certain has all the inspiration any artisan would feed off of.
    I have to say being a designer / artist it's been a long dream to live in a community full of artist where inspiration is for the taking.
    I need to make it over here more, mich more often, I am leaving breathlessly inspired, perhaps enough so to add to my French want-a-be cottage /villa.

    Will return soon off to visit.



  29. An absolutely perfect sunlit day!! Glad you got to enjoy it! xx

  30. Dearest Shane,
    That was a day full of poetry and you and your daughter with granddaughters were blessed for being right in the middle of it.
    That will be engraved into everyone's souls as a fond, fragrant and sunny memory.
    The picnic was the grand finale...

  31. Oooooh it all sounds so perfect!! The sun lite lanes, the beautiful flowers and a picnic with family....a special day indeed!!

  32. . . . . and given half a chance Shane, I'd be walking there right along side you! We share the love of French villages don't we. With both having families living in one we have been fortunate to visit - I hope to get back again and I'm certain you will be heading that way again, perhaps come Summer - in the northern hemisphere!

    Lovely pix - thanks for sharing.
    Mary x

  33. I enjoy your posts about France Shane but always feel bad that your grandchildren live so far away from you.
    Every moment is surely precious.

  34. I've never been to France, Shane, but oh my, seeng your pictures of such charm makes me want to go! You're so lucky to spend time with your family there and enjoy them and the beauty of the area.
    Thank you for your sweet visit to my blog and your kind comments. xo

  35. Beautiful, sun-filled photos, Shane. Your visit to France was full of wonderful moments. I really enjoy seeing the streets and rambling gardens - and girls in sundresses! Just lovely!

  36. These flowers planted by the wall reminded me of a laneway just along from Monet's garden. I loved France when we visited 10 years ago. Thank you so much for taking me back there. Happy travels. I am joining you today from over at Mosaic Monday.

  37. You have painted a picture of such wonderful time spent in France, Shane. You make me want to catch a flight! I loved seeing the beautiful sights and the pretty hollyhocks.


  38. What glorious and refreshing beauty, my friend. Seeing the sunlight shining on the flowers brought a smile to my face :)

    Thank you, dearest Shane, for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs and joy to you!



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