Tuesday 17 May 2016

Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

When I visit my family in France
I enjoy wandering through the side streets
of the smaller towns in the vicinity of their little village.

Getting off the beaten track
provides opportunities to chat to the locals
like the shopkeepers and cafe owners.
Mainly, we discuss the weather, 
the ups and downs of business
and the government.
The french spend a lot of time discussing the
state of the country and the economy.
No different to us really!

The photo above is of the indoor market
in one of the larger towns.
The detailed tiling patterns are seen throughout
the Burgundy region.

I'm joining the following memes

 Blue Monday

Ruby Tuesday Too
Our World Tuesday

Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt


Thank you for your comments.


  1. Beautiful photos. I would have my camera out constantly in such a beautiful place!

  2. Everything is so characterful in France. Much to see and photograph, that's for sure. Wandering is my favorite thing to do, anywhere in this world. Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week. Tammy

  3. These narrow streets look so cosy and inviting. Lovely.

  4. Wonderful pictures that takes you France even if for moments :)

  5. Hi, Shane...I loved seeing your wonderful photos of France.
    Happy Ruby Tues.

  6. Good morning Shane, We love France. Last October we spent a month in a small village called Olonzak in SE France. Wine country which we loved and we traveled all over the place to see the sights. Provence and the Mediterranean etc. Lots of wine caves and the Du midi was very close to where we stayed. I love your photos you shared. We saw so many towns that looked just like your photos. Lovely.

    Happy Blue Monday.

  7. Thank you for a short tour of a very interesting place.

  8. I like seeing the cities in other countries. Your photos are great. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  9. oh what really lovely glimpses into a French village-gotta love the history and age of these places and buildings!

  10. We visited France years ago and enjoyed every second. It was the small hidden streets that intrigued me the most.

  11. I imagine that most people have similar concerns...the weather, the economy, the government. Course a few new ones have cropped up in recent years... I like this armchair journeying with you to France. =D

  12. How lovely. I dream of visiting small villages in France.

    Worth a Thousand Words

  13. I wish I had relatives who lived in such a charming spot! It's like a magic land, isn't it? Oh, thanks for sharing where you spend your family time!

  14. Wonderful 'off the beaten path' photos ~

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

  15. I loved France... and getting off the beaten path is the best way to see France.

    Lisa @ Life Thru the Lens (www.lisakerner-slp.com)

  16. Lovely as always to take a wander with you!

  17. So...do you speak to the locals in French or in English? It is so nice to wander the back alleys and lanes!

  18. Dear Shane,

    Beautiful photos and that Is what I enjoyed so much, visiting small villages and talking to the locals. I see one of your headings was Comte - I make a cheese soufflé with this cheese and it is delicious.
    Hope you are having a lovely week - looks like we are in for some rain.

  19. Dear Shane, these are lovely pictures of a beautiful part of the world.

    Now, thanks to you, I will associate wonderful tile designs with Burgundy (only yesterday I thought of wine when I heard or saw the word Burgundy.)


  20. I'm always drawn in by the character in the little and big towns of France - the churches and the main square and the little streets that wind around. Lovely photos.

  21. Nice town! I would not resist visiting.

  22. Dearest Shane,
    Guess in each country the citizens discuss their government and such.
    But you captures some very unique photos; love the tiles.

  23. Dear Shane,

    Your photo's always make me wish I had family in France too. Such a beautiful country!

    Have a happy week!

    Madelief x

  24. I enjoy wandering side streets and open markets. Thanks for sharing your jaunt.
    Take 25 to Hollister

  25. Loved seeing some of your explorations in France. What a wonderful place it is!!!

  26. The side streets are often the most picturesque and interesting areas to explore. You find all kinds of unexpected things. My daughter and I always try to get off the beaten track when we are abroad.

  27. Oh Shane how I enjoy your photos of your travels in France.
    There is a charm in that country that is hard for me to put into words.
    We enjoyed every nook and cranny we visited.
    The tiling made me think of the first village we visited when we left Paris called Beaune. They had a wonderful museum of the 15th century hospice there.
    Always lovely to visit with you here!
    Happy May oxo



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