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
Noyers-sur-Serein.



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
and
Stephanie for Roses of Inspiration.


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

à bientôt


Shane







40 comments:

Barbara Lilian said...

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

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

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

Jeanie said...

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

Bernideen said...

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!

Christine said...

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

Pondside said...

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.

Linda Kunsman said...

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!

Carola Bartz said...

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.

Madeline's Album said...

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

Monique said...

By your pictures I understand the this is a very cute village!
hugs
Monique

Marilyn Miller said...

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.

Pamela Gordon said...

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

podso said...

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

Susan Heather said...

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

Daniela said...

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
Dany

Rhonda said...

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

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

What a lovely day that must have been.

Patricia said...

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

Sarah said...

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

Nora said...

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

ellen b said...

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

Terri said...

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

riitta k said...

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

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

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!

Chel at Sweetbriar Dreams said...

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

Home Decor Daily said...

What a lovely & idyllic day:)

It's me said...

Wowwww beautuful Shane.....live Ria x ❤️

Dorthe said...

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

Lynne said...

Sounds and looks lovely . . .

Burlap Luxe said...

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.
Xx

Bisous

Doré

Amy at love made my home said...

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

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

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...
Hugs,
Mariette

Debbie said...

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

Mary said...

. . . . 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

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

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.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

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

Lorrie said...

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!

Life Images by Jill said...

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.

My Little Home and Garden said...

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.

Karen

Stephanie said...

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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