Vaux-le-Vicomte, The Desks

During this global pandemic, I’ve been fortunate to continue working. Of course, my computer set up looks very different here at home with a makeshift table set up as my desk.

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Vaux-le-Vicomte, The Room with All the Gold

I’ve completely lost track of what each room is at Vaux-le-Vicomte. Normally I can find the information in brochures I’ve held onto and bulk it up with help from online. Unfortunately I can’t find any papers in my stash and details for Vaux-le-Vicomte online are limited.

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Vaux-le-Vicomte, The Dining Room

The fanciest of dining rooms I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating in have been at nice restaurants or hotels. At the time, I marveled at the decor of each location. But none of them could compare to sitting down for dinner in the dining room at Vaux-le-Vicomte. Just imagine being a guest here. Where […]

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Vaux-le-Vicomte, Looking Up

I took a lot of photos during my visit to Vaux-le-Vicomte. Of course I did. So many, in fact, that I’m feeling a little overwhelmed with where to start. I have decided that looking up is as good of a place as any, and am sharing an assortment of ceiling photos. If I’ve learned anything […]

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Vaux-le-Vicomte – Dome with a View

Located at the back of the Chateau is an impressive dome that towers above you at an height of 25 metres. Climbing to its top provides a 360° view around the expansive estate. In order to climb the tower, I had to pay an additional 3€ at it’s entrance. The woman collecting money looked down […]

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Thursday Doors – Maincy

This week we’re in Maincy, France at the fantastic Vaux-le-Vicomte estate. The door I’m sharing is pretty cute – made even more attractive by its surroundings.

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Vaux-le-Vicomte

Regular readers of MOTM will be familiar with my love of French chateaux. Rich history, lavish decor and manicured grounds .. it’s not difficult to see why I’m a fan. Today marks the beginning of my Vaux-le-Vicomte series, starting with the buildings’ striking exteriors’.

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Remembering

I miss Paris. I miss walking throughout the city, down unknown streets and popping into random bakeries to purchase a baguette for the road. I’m looking forward to returning after Coronatimes. It’s my light at the end of this dark tunnel. Bonne journée! Marla

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My Feet At ..

A year ago this month, I was in Paris with my friends Baxter and his long suffering wife, Karen. Our first night back in one of favourite cities saw us strolling the streets of Paris as the sun set and the lights of the city began to sparkle. We headed for the Louvre, where we […]

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North Vancouver Street Art – Lonsdale Quay

Along an exterior wall at North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Quay Market you’ll find a 100 foot long mural titled Coastal Energy. Designed by local students and painted by artist Dennis Creighton, Coastal Energy is part of a city-wide series of public art called Studio in the City. Its purpose is to give local youth the opportunity […]

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Medici Fountain

Tucked away in a corner of the sprawling Luxembourg Gardens of Paris, many people miss out on seeing this hidden gem.

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G is for .. Stained Glass

G is for Glass. Stained glass. Said like a certain famous fictional spy who likes his favourite beverage shaken, not stirred. Yes, that’s right. In this installment of my Alphabet series, we’re headed to Reims to visit Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

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Thursday Doors – Paris

It’s no secret that I’m especially fond of Parisian doors. I could easily and happily spend my visits wandering the streets taking photo after photo of doors.

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Paris Street Art – Rue de l’Éperon

Looking through my photos last night, as I’m doing a lot more frequently thanks to Coronatimes, I rediscovered this piece by French artist, Fred le Chavelier (Fred the Knight).

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Jardin de Marqueyssac

Yesterday I shared photos from the Château de Marqueyssac, which I loved. Today we’ll take a look at the gardens. Admittedly, the crowds, heat and being hangry meant that we didn’t venture far. After a quick decision to return in future to do it justice under better conditions, we took a brief walk before heading […]

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Château de Marqueyssac

Google Château de Marqueyssac and you’ll find countless photos of swirly box hedges and topiaries set high above the Dordogne River. The gardens and their setting are stunning. Upon discovering them online, I immediately knew that I had to see them in real life. I imagined our visit to be everything it was not. I […]

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l’Abbaye de Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe – The Statues

Today we’ll take a look at statues on display at l’Abbaye de Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe. I’m not religious – or knowledgeable on Christian figures – but I enjoyed each these figures. Each is featured in its own alcove, surrounded by painted brick effect, and lit by light coming in through beautiful stained glass windows.

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Friday Wanderlust

I was just uploading a post to my other blog, Fernweh Friday, and thought I’d share the same image here. It feels quite timely to me.

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Thursday Doors – Saint-Savin

This week’s door is from Abbaye de Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe in Saint-Savin, France. The church, a recognised UNESCO World Heritage site, is famed for biblical themed murals – many which date back to the late 11th Century. Just like last week’s door, this one caught my eye not for the door itself but because of its impressive […]

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