Driving through rural France
We are really loving the French leg of our journey to Sevilla. Last night we stayed in a village called Chateauneuf La Foret . . . don’t you just love that name? I kept saying it over and over in a French accent while I was there. The chambre d’hote we stayed in was La Croie du Reh and the owners Galina and Peter were wonderful hosts. Many English folk are being drawn to this area due to its beauty and low priced real estate. Lovely 3 bedroom stone houses are going for between 70 – 90 thousand Euros. Speaking of French real estate some good friends of ours Roland and Shona in the UK have a property near the town of Quillan in the south of France. They generously invited Jon and I to stay there on our way through to Spain. Magnifique! The drive out to Quillan from the main highway was just breathtaking. I’m usually quite keen to arrive at the next destination however this portion of the journey I didn’t want to end. The rolling hills were spotted with distant castles surrounded by houses and buildings, like little empires. It was hard to capture what I saw on camera, as there was no room to pullover on the narrow roads. When we arrived at Roland and Shona’s place we were blown away. It’s positioned in a gorgeous little village and looks onto the village square. It has three levels and 4 bedrooms which we had all to ourselves.
Before I sign off I’d like to announce that my husband, mi vida (my life) Jon will be co-contributing to this Blog from time to time, the first of which will be posted in the next 24 hours. Jon’s post has been inspired by one of our readers questions about Cyril’s Peugeot (thanks Steve C).
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