Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Friday, October 23, 2009

The last place I visited last week was the Château de Villandry. The château itself is a bit bof, but it's the gardens people come to see (think Versailles on a smaller scale).I also really enjoyed the fall decorations they had - it's not too often that you see pumpkins lying around. Though Karina said the exact same decorations where there when she visited several years ago, so I guess they don't win points for originality...
The inside was also a bit strange - there were lots of different styled rooms. I personally was not a fan of the salmon pink walls in the main dining room:
But the gardens were still worth the visit - even if I had to laugh at the use of cabbage as a decorative plant. It's a really common thing to see here in France.
And lastly, I have to give a shout-out to Amy from Chitlins and Camembert, for not being freaked out by the idea of meeting a random person from the internet. We met up for lunch last Thursday in a restaurant across from another château, and I had a really lovely time. She recently started blogging again, so go check out her site!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

there's loads of pumpkins and squashes outside the mairie in Amiens at the mo' in huge flower pots. It looks great. I must remember my camera the next time I'm in town. :o)

October 23, 2009 at 6:02 PM  
Blogger Starman said...

Oh how jaded we have become when we can write "The château itself is a bit bof".

October 23, 2009 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Quantumhollapena said...

Cabbage decorating seems to be pretty popular here in Boston too. I found it funny to find a random plant on the side of the road after a hockey game. Someone must have gotten rowdy!

October 24, 2009 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger The Late Bloomer said...

Ah, you had a chance to meet Amy! Lucky you! You must have had such fun...

October 26, 2009 at 10:25 PM  

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