Highlights of France

It’s been all quiet on the blog from because I’ve been on holiday… a trip to France to celebrate my sister’s 50th birthday: Happy Birthday Jo!

I’m a bit frazzled so, rather than write a long post, I thought I would share with you a few of the things we encountered.

We found a five-headed smoke-breathing dragon in Blois:

La Maison de Magie

La Maison de Magie

A steeple with antlers in Amboise:

Royal Château of Amboise

Royal Château of Amboise

An exciting adjustable rain diverter on a drainpipe at the Auberge de Launay:

Never miss a good idea even when you're on holiday!

Never miss a good idea even when you’re on holiday!

A turf roof at the factory in Nontron where traditional knives are made:

The Nontron knife factory

The Nontron knife factory

We watched the sun set on the Canal du Midi, whilst Daubenton’s bats caught insects over the water:

Sunset on the canal... impossible to photograph the feeding bats

Sunset on the canal… impossible to photograph the feeding bats

We found another dragon at Carcassonne:

A dragon guarding the old bridge at Carcassonne

A dragon guarding the old bridge at Carcassonne

There were great places to buy wine:

The cave (wine cellar) at Ventenac en Minervois

The cave (wine cellar) at Ventenac en Minervois

Plus we saw some amazing feats of engineering:

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What a trip!

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  1. Such fantastic pictures. I hope you had a wonderful time. I envy you the trip to Carcasonne and hope to make it there one day to see the Cathar castles. Welcome Back.
    xx Hugs xx

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  2. that looks like an exciting place! I’ve never been to France before. I want to go soon!

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  3. What a great set of pics, I love all the dragons, and that last bridge, spectacular! Clearly that was your boat parked out in front of the ‘cave’. 😉

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    • Yes, that was our boat – in a very convenient parking place!
      The dragons were great – the windows opened and they emerged every half hour along with accompanying sound effects. I think that we watched them five times in total!

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