Wednesday, October 29, 2008

St Michel de Boulogne

Most Sundays we have lunch at X's parents who live a 15 mins drive from us in the commune of St Michel de Boulogne (population 130). It's a beautiful place in the mountains that makes you feel that you are a la campagne (in the countryside).
Rene grew up there on his parent's farm which today is owned & run by his brother. In fact a lot of the land still belongs to the family. Typically after lunch, we would take a walk around (to work off all that good food we just had).

This is the church where it all happens - X's uncles & cousins were married here & where their
children were baptised as well.

The Chateau is mostly in ruins but some parts of it have been restored & if you were to click on the link, you'll see that the rooms can be rented out too. Last year a small jazz concert was held there & it was a wonderful experience to listen to music under the stars with the chateau as the backdrop.

We've been having a bit of an Indian summer & if you look closely enough, you'll see a shirtless X in the background.
Can you see what's hidden in the grass ?

Another perfect Sunday afternoon


Tsu Lin + + said...

Look at the size of the mushrooms! I never seen such big 'uns before!

And your girl is as gorgrous as ever - i love her outfit. :D Simply pretty...

Anonymous said...

You've just shown me what my dream vacation should be. And I agree with Tsu Lin, your daughter is lovely.

bACk in GERMANY said...

The Girl is so cute... playing with her little umbrellas? :)

petite fleur said...

Thank you everyone. She can be lovely when she wants to.

BTW I should have tagged the photo "Just before I shouted Don't play with your dinner".