Category: Travel

Doors and Windows of France

One of the many favourite things I love in France are the decorations on doors and windows especially on houses close to the street. Many of my walks through small towns and villages allow me to peep into the homes to feel how the people live within.   Without being too much of a “busy body”!    Usually the windows are covered with exquisite lace curtains and sometimes beautifully designed fabrics.    And the doorways have a knocker to let the residents know that they have a visitor.   One of my favourites is the Hand of Fatima – so much so I have one on my front door at home.   They are everywhere … Read More »

St Antonin Noble Val – Southern France

My favourite village in the South West of France Last year I visited the south west of France with some good friends to celebrate my ???th birthday – some things can be kept secret!   I have travelled  to France often since living in Paris for 3 years in the 70s but had not visited the south west region.   What a delightful area it is – I really enjoyed getting to know the area and its customs, historic towns and villages.   One of my favourite places was St Antonin Noble Val, a little over 1 hour by car from Toulouse. Have you seen the movie “A Hundred Foot … Read More »