Monday, July 9, 2012

To sleep, perchance to dream...

When you travel to parts of the world that you've never been to before, nothing is more important than the places you stop at to recharge your batteries.
If you're lucky you can end up with a real gem, full of comfort, great local food, culture and character.

This is a wonderful B&B we stayed at called La Renaudière in the town of Chenonceaux.

I loved the Harry Potteresque staircase (from the Weasley's house) and the old-fashioned room key!

The weather forecast is handwritten daily on a chalkboard in the entrance and breakfast included a basket of toast, croissant and chocolate pudding.

Now this is something you won't see everyday!
(And depending on how you feel about taxidermy you will find this either quaint or horrifying.)
Frozen in time, a scene right out of Fables de la Fontaine:
Le corbeau et le renard.
We were lucky enough to have the entire fable recited for us by the proprietor of the B&B, fully memorized, in flawless French, with passionate intonation!

The following pictures were taken along the way to the Chateau we visited next, which is within walking distance to the B&B.


  1. Vous avez dû passer un moment délicieux en ces lieux et merci pour ce merveilleux partage photographique...
    Même les minous donnent la note de la tranquillité assurée !...

    Gros bisous.

    1. Martine, this chateau is absolutely magical and I am so happy that it is being so well taken care of!

  2. Rosemary, lovely story about your trip. I see you were very happy with chocolate pudding!

    1. Nadezda, the way they serve food in France is wonderful, each meal is a celebration!

  3. Once again lovely photos. (Though the fox and raven did take me aback a bit.) :)

    1. Thanks Connie, I felt the same way about the fox and the raven. I think it's because they appear so alive, it's completely disconcerting.


Thank you so much for your kind words :)


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