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Ducks in a Row

It’s still too hot to cook. The temperatures have settled into the upper 80s/low 90s for highs, and mid-60s for lows. Clear blue skies, no humidity. 481 more words


Fête de la St Louis

The annual Fête in Daglan is something that no one should miss. When you think that each year Daglan undergoes metamorphosis from a small picturesque village to a four day long festival of wow, a fun packed party place to visit, it is quite outstanding. 302 more words


Sunny South of France

Before the cassoulet dinner, there was a 2.5-hour hike in the garrigue. (1) It’s a good idea to burn off some calories before indulging in cassoulet. 732 more words


Communal Cassoulet

Our village had its annual fête recently. We didn’t participate much–karaoke night and disco night aren’t our thing. But we were drawn to the cassoulet dinner. 280 more words


Port de Trèbes

Continuing our staycation, we decided to eat out at the best place for fish in the region: La Poissonnerie Moderne de Trèbes.

Trèbes is a pleasant town nestled up against the east side of Carcassonne. 258 more words


Paradise in the Middle of Nowhere

The garrigue is a magical place. We try to picnic there at least every summer, which really shouldn’t be a big deal, because it’s a 20-minute walk outta town. 496 more words


The Hunt for Blue Shutters

Wouldn’t you agree that the blue shutters and doors found all over France are irresistibly charming?

So with camera in hand, from Paris to Burgundy, from Champagne to Alsace, from Brittany to Jura, from Dordogne to Provence, I have been capturing these charming delights. 30 more words