Thursday, July 5, 2012

Un Beau Chateau

The first stop on our trip to France:
A visit to my husband's uncle.
He is an architect by profession and, with his wife, designed, built and decorated this countryside chateau in Normandy.
It is breathtakingly beautiful and a delight to the senses.

























The interior has windows and doors at every turn allowing you to see one amazing view after another from wherever you are inside the house.














































The grounds of the property include a fruit orchard, walkways lined with manicured hedges, hundreds of rose bushes, a large pond surrounded by weeping willows, rolling hills and a gurgling creek.
Pretty much my definition of heaven!
Unfortunately, it was pouring on the day I chose to take pictures and I had to stop when the water soaked me to the knees.







      












11 comments:

  1. How beautiful, a place to rest and charge our spirit!!

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  2. What a wonderful home and garden - a treat to see. The sitting room is gorgeous.

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    1. I completely agree with you Rosemary, jaw-dropping gorgeous!

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  3. Wow. Anything other than Wow doesn't seem to do it justice. I hope you had a wonderful visit.

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    1. Thanks, I second the Wow and plan to visit again (and again!)

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  4. Wow, that looks like an amazing place! The views are just incredible!!

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    1. I agree with you Tammy, they have found themselves a perfect place. Because it was raining, most of the photos I took were from inside the house looking out!

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  5. Amazingly beautiful! This is a beautiful place. What a joy to be experiencing this lovely spot.

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    1. Thank you, It is a magical, idyllic spot.

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  6. OH MY GOSH!!! I've been scrolling through your blog photos and all the places you've been are gorgeous!! I can only imagine how amazing it was to be there. Do you speak French? I'm going to keep staring at your blog and am telling myself to dream about this tonight!! :o) I hope it works!

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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