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Friday, 26 February 2010
Chateau de Montcléra.
This small chateau is about 10 Kms from our cottage. There are, of course, chateaux everywhere in France, but the Chateau de Montcléra is simply perfect. It is stunningly beautiful, of manageable size, and set in a tiny roadside hamlet surrounded by a small park.
It's a private home, and I don't know the people who live there. But if it ever comes up for sale, Mrs Magnon and I will do our utmost to raise the necessary.
I've owned large houses, very large houses, and several small houses (our present home in France is tiny). But I think that a 'compact' medieval chateau, in this beautiful part of S W France, would surpass just about anything. WE WANT IT.
We went with friends to the Scallop festival in Whitianga; a charming
seaside town in the Coromandal District.
Had a great time...5000 people, lots of wine...
3 years ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 44 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), a Border Collie/Black Lab' cross called Bok, a cat called Freddie, plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!