Around Foleux

Travel Theme: Blossom.  These are dangerous times. The skies are clear, the temperature on the rise and rural France in blossom looks stunning. This is when we start to dream of homes in Brittany and with semi-serious curiosity press our noses against estate agents’ windows.  Look at the price of that – sell up and we could afford two!

Fortunately sanity will kick in once we get back to Northumberland – almost everywhere looks great in the sunshine but return in the depths of winter and there is every chance that the dream idyll has transformed into somewhere deadly silent and cold – Perdition Cottage, Gehenna Road, Hades.

It can be fun to dream though – here are come colour images of what has been turning our heads (the last, Tyn y Coed, is our temporary residence):

Around Foleux Across the Marais Down the lanes Le Rohello The Port From the Marais
The holiday home



  1. LaVagabonde · May 19, 2014

    Totally understand the temptation of small city/village France. We just bought a small “pied a terre” in Angers. 🙂 I’ve heard that Brittany is usually pretty gloomy for most of the year. Maybe it’s the Edinburgh of France.

    • northumbrianlight · May 19, 2014

      Angers sounds good – I guess it would be a little more lively than around here in the winter months.

    • Mélanie · May 22, 2014

      🙂 welcome to France, Julie! I know la Touraine, in general and Angers in particular as some French relatives used to in Tours and in Angers, they moved to magnifique La Rochelle… 🙂 but la Bretagne is more pittoresque, not gloomy and it doesn’t rain all the time: I remember warmer summers than here! 🙂

  2. litadoolan · May 19, 2014

    Stunning montage. Enjoy blissful France but come back to Blighty!! ;-D

    • northumbrianlight · May 19, 2014

      Many thanks Lita – we will be back in Blighty before too long – too many ties back in the UK – some with four wheels, some with two (and the golf) 🙂

      • litadoolan · May 19, 2014

        ah yes the golf 😉 (I love learning about new courses you have visited – not that I know much about the game itself!)

  3. easyweimaraner · May 19, 2014

    I would like to have you as my new neighbor. It’s a little boring now after so much people went back to uk :o)

    • northumbrianlight · May 19, 2014

      I would like that – I could help mum and dad by taking you for walks. I trained my red setter to sniff out a bar at almost any distance 🙂

      • easyweimaraner · May 19, 2014

        there is a beautiful old house for sale on my street, it’s an ole pub owned by british expats :o) I hope people from Uk or scotland will buy it, currently we drive 70 km one way for fish&chips :o)

  4. Andrew Seal · May 19, 2014

    Wonderful photos; took me right back to our driving tour of Brittany in 1969 !!! Thank you 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · May 19, 2014

      Glad to be of service 🙂 I was going to say it would have been quite different then but maybe not – it couldn’t be quieter 😉

      • Andrew Seal · May 19, 2014

        Then it clearly hasn’t changed a bit 🙂

  5. elisa ruland · May 19, 2014

    Funny how real estate office window’s become a magnet when you’re visiting a beautiful area. I’ve been there myself! Gorgeous photographs. 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · May 19, 2014

      Thanks Elisa – and now for fun you can go back to the holiday home and scan the estate agents online 🙂

  6. Very pretty indeed! Our dream idyll is Kos, Greece 🙂

  7. sueslaght · May 20, 2014

    I want to transport myself to this beautiful spot. The orange blossoms against the building are magnificent.

  8. restlessjo · May 21, 2014

    I’ve never done France but I do like to dream 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · May 22, 2014

      Thoroughly recommend it and Brittany is relatively accessible. You see, I am still building my business case 🙂

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