DAY 2 – The Historic Centre of France
This is Day 2 of the Original “A Vacance of Knitting, Writing, Driving through Fields of Gold………..”
It is the Historic Centre of France and it is most lovely. Much of French life and its history are combined in this car tour of ours – branching out from the Cathedral City of Chartres. The Palace of Fontainebleau and the Castle at Rambouillet conjure images of the once sumptuous ease of the Aristocracy of years gone by. The Parks, woodlands, forests which circles Fontainebleau are beautiful to stroll. So, if you have the opportunity, take that stroll in an afternoon.
First was Milly-la-Foret, a 15th-Century attractive, peaceful village of timeless appearance. The artist, dramatist and poet, Jean Cocteau – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Cocteau – lived here and you can see his house that had invited guests such as Erik Satie, Pablo Picasso, Jean Hugo, Jean Marais, Marlene Dietrich, Coco Chanel, Edith Piaf. To refresh your memory, Cocteau wrote the original Beauty and the Beast – and a lot of other stuff – plus he was an artist in many aspects – not just writing, poetry.
Alas, I had photos of Jean Cocteau’s home, the plaque and all its interesting trivia, but the photos didn’t register on my iPhone – probably because it had an extremely low battery . Errrrggggggg!!! (Make sure you take you car charger when renting a car and using your camera/phone all day!!)