Tuesday 18 August 2015

Nemours village in France

Day trips are always on our agenda when in France.
This time we visited the charming town of

We enjoyed our picnic lunch 
on the banks of the Loing river
just below the Chateau de Nemours
which you can see in the above photo - lower right.

We want the girls to enjoy these day trips too,
so it is important for them to stretch their legs after
being in the car for an hour or more - hence the picnic!
After eating they enjoyed running along the river bank
and feeding the ducks with our leftovers!

We then wandered over to see the 17th century Chateau
and stepped inside it's medieval world.
Like all castles of long ago, the rooms were large
with high vaulted ceilings, twisting stone stairways
and enormous heavy arched doorways.
It was sparsely decorated without the usual
rich wall tapestries and rugs on the floors.

The temperature inside the Chateau was cold
 even though 
outside it was 36°C (98°F)

We warmed up once we stepped outside into the sunshine
and walked through the town centre.

We enjoyed our day in Nemours, and marvelled at the
feast of medieval buildings and monuments 
that were built centuries ago.
It's well worth a visit if you should be in the area!
There's even a tea salon
which I will post about soon!

I'm joining Judith for Mosaic Monday
Stephanie for Roses of Inspiration
hosted by Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy & Jennifer.

Thank you ladies for hosting your weekly memes.

Take care and
be kind to one another

Merci à bientôt



  1. I love that beautiful stained glass window - I can only imagine what it must look like when the sun is streaming through!

  2. I always enjoy seeing your photos of your trips. Thanks for sharing your trip. I remember when young I wanted to live in one of those beautiful, old castles, not realizing they were cold, dark, damp and dreary. LOL

  3. Glorious! I'm enjoying the photos of your trip! How spectacular the views and your photos! Hugs, Diane

  4. It looks so lovely there - just always something special in those French villages and towns!
    Gosh that was hot weather Shane - hope it cools off before I head across the pond next month - I've certainly had enough 100F days here this summer!

    I've added the salmon on fig leaves recipe to my post for you.

    Hugs - Mary

  5. Day trips with the family must have been a real pleasure, I know I'd enjoy a picnic and poking around an old castle.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Shane.

  6. Love your mosaic!
    Have a Happy Week!
    Peace :)

  7. Wonderful shots from the village with beautiful buildings.

  8. Just beautiful Shane. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

  9. Nemours looks like a beautiful, fairy-tale type of village, Shane. The chateau looks amazing and what a great place to picnic. Little granddaughter looks totally angelic. I hope all goes well with you, dear Shane. xox

  10. Wow - gorgeous shots of a lovely place!

  11. Hi Shane,
    thank you for those wonderful and lovely pictures from your trip!
    Have a lovely week,
    sending Love and hugs and blessings,
    Claudia xo

  12. What a nice town you visited, you
    have done wonderful collage.
    And the girls are so cute, such
    luck to meet them
    Hugs and love/AM

  13. Wonderful photos and mosaics, dear Shane!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely trip with us.
    Take care!

  14. What a beautiful place. I look forward to seeing the tea salon! xx

  15. What a charming, picturesque town. Your photos and mosaics have captured the essence of Nemours.

  16. It sounds quite lovely -- and what a wonderful way to spend time with your sweet girls! I especially love the picnic -- there is something about picnics that are filled with such fun and joy!

  17. Hello, Nemours looks like a wonderful daytrip! A picnic by the river and a tour of the castle sounds wonderful to me. I enjoyed your images and mosaics. What a fun time for you and your fmaily. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

  18. You visited a wonderful town in France with the girls, enjoyed the photos. Nemours sounds so familiar to me but I think I have never been there. Now I know it, I have a beautiful paeonia in my garden, called "Duchesse de Nemours".

  19. You can't beat a picnic by the river, especially with such beautiful historic buildings around.
    Lovely photos I'm enjoying seeing where you've been, So much to see in France. and it varies from place to place. Thank you Sharon

  20. I have so enjoyed following your trip as you post about it. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  21. A picnic in France sounds perfect to me!

  22. Looks like a lovely village to explore. And family picnics are always fun! Thanks for sharing this interesting spot with us. I love "armchair travel" via others blogs!

  23. Ooh! It's a wonderful village!

  24. {{sigh}} What beauty and delight, my friend! What a joy for you and your precious family to see such beautiful places together.

    Thank you, sweet Shane, for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. It's so good to have you at the party again. Love and hugs!

  25. Beautiful photos Shane, what a lovely village.
    Hugs Erna x

  26. I'm sure you enjoyed your trip and visit with your family in France, especially your grandchildren. Skype is great but like you said not as great as holding them in our arms. Pam

  27. These photos just make me want to hop on a plane and fly to France. Oh how I love it.

  28. Great mosaic!
    Please come link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/08/double-play-on-way.html

  29. How beautiful, Shane! What a wonderful holiday you are having and such lovely little granddaughters. You are a blessed woman. :)
    Shane, you inquired about bears in Estes Park, Colorado - yes, there are bear there although I've never seen one. A few years ago a bear jimmied the door on a chocolate shop and went in and out, eating many goodies. It was all caught on video.

  30. What a beautiful place! Thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures. I definitely have to visit France some time soon! :) Have a wonderful time there.

  31. Dearest Shane,
    That is one of the advantages of being in France, you can be transformed into medieval times and enjoy its beauty. That's a cultural marvel indeed, we lack that in the New World; yours and ours.
    Beautiful pictures!

  32. Beautiful Shane, those stained glass window are so lovely. I enjoy taking day trips and this one shared by you, was grand ;)

  33. I love reading about your outings in France. The chateau sounds lovely and my favorite photo is the one of your little granddaughter walking (down the stairs?) and touching the stone walls. Present and past together.

  34. Lovely photo's of Nemour Shane. Somehow it looks familiar to me. I think I may have visited the town with my husband years ago. What a delight to spend the day with your granddaughter!

    Have a good day!

    Madelief x

  35. Thank you for sharing about your wonderful sounding trip. Love the photos in your mosaic. Shirley

  36. Hi Shane, I have just been catching up on your last few blog posts. How lovely being able to visit your family in France - so nice to see the photos of where you've visited. The venue for your granddaughter's first communion was absolutely stunning - what a beautiful day it must have been. I enjoyed reading how you met up with your blogging friend and have visited her lovely blog.

  37. OH how very lovely this little town is Shane.
    Your photos are always so inviting and beautifully shot.
    I enjoyed your tea salon post today very much as well.
    Traveling even if by armchair is always a delight for me.
    Thank you for sharing oxo



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