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DAY 2 – The Historic Centre of France

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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  –    – 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!!)

Update update!! – Photos found – Taken on David’s iPod!!! Hooray !  _ Here they are:

17 Comments Post a comment
  1. Wonderful trip-great way to recharge your batteries!

    May 6, 2012
  2. Sounds like fun and SOOOOOO beautiful. Love the photos! Haven’t spent time in the area except to pass through!

    May 6, 2012
    • Thanks Patti, too, for signing into this convuluted WORDPRESS – David says that they want so much to just sign in you forget what you COMMENT was !!!
      LOL So – I really appreciate it. Have fun with your daughter – say hello from me even though she doesn’t know me but that I’m a childhood friend of her dad’s!

      May 7, 2012
  3. susan morgan #


    May 6, 2012
  4. Anna #

    Beautiful, Marti! Thank you for sharing this slice of heaven with us! xoxoxoxo

    May 6, 2012
  5. Cindy Tyson #

    I love the pics and the blogs make me feel like I’m there enjoying it with you.

    May 6, 2012
    • I so enjoy hearing from you Cindy! I can’t believe how long ago it was when we met each other!! I’m due for another Marshville nostalgia run
      when I get back to the US. (Not sure yet when that is) But whenever, we MUST get together!!!!!!

      May 7, 2012
  6. penstruck1 #

    Stunning. You make me almost want to go to France.

    May 6, 2012
  7. I want to see Fontainbleau

    May 7, 2012
  8. Did you take the photo of the flowers & sky? Nice! Sounds like a good trip.

    May 8, 2012

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