Spring Trip

Even as a snow storm that may be historic is bearing down of the East Coast, I am working on schedules and reservations for this spring.    Visitors usually come for seven nights, but many stay for ten.  May is a great month to visit;  at least three holidays, which mean special brocantes and fairs, cherries and strawberries, mild weather, wisteria and lilacs in bloom.

We are staying in a 13th century chateau, lovingly restored by a charming  couple who moved to the Dordogne from Paris.  Visits to Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage site, St Emilion, and one of the prettiest villages in France are just a few of the things we will be keeping you busy.  Trip includes all land transportation, lodging, meals and unlimited wine.  Please message me for further information.  imageimageimage



How many makes a collection?

We bought our little house at number 7 Rue Beaupuy sixteen years ago.  We didn’t speak French, we just landed in this small village with good intentions, and lots of enthusiasm.  It wasn’t always  easy, sometimes I wanted to hide in our garden and not be scolded by my neighbors.

Slowly, we fit in to village life.  We made friends, we attended local fetes,  we swapped fruit, jam, and pate with neighbors.  Every spring, and every fall we make the trek over.  Bringing dogs, children, friends.

My partner, who lives in New Hampshire, and I do a lot of shopping.  Brocantes, vide-greniers (empty the attic) antique shows are abundant, and prices are pretty good. We almost bought another house in the village, but after waiting for months for it to close,  cooler heads prevailed.

We choose this area because of the charming villages, great food and shopping.  I have had my eye on a couple of homes, waiting for when they might come on the market.  And then it happened…a home I had seen on  Pintrest was listed by a friend.

So how many makes a collection?