A Garden in France

A Garden in France

Just back from a trip to France to work on a Clients’ garden in the Dordogne. I was concerned that the terrible events in Paris may well affect travelling but all proceeded without any delays. Having taken the ferry to Caen so that I could take my own surveying equipment I drove down to Tours for a half way stopover. The sun shone and it was delightfully warm. The willows beside the river Loire still had a lot of leaves on.

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The cathedral is in the process of being cleaned and looked stunning in the sunlight. The stained glass windows are worth a look since they are both historic and contemporary.

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Stayed the night at Les Hautes Roches which has rooms cut into the cliff wall. It was very pleasant and I would certainly go back for a longer stay.

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Stayed at a small hotel in Aubeterre sur Dronne which was close to the site making it easy to head over and measure the site then take levels and soil samples.

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After three days of kind weather and the site survey completed I visited local paving suppliers and also a very helpful nursery, ETS Horticole in Aubeterre sur Dronne. Excellent olive trees at a very good price.

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Left in torrential rain to head back to Le Mans and stopped at a very good auberge L’Auberge des Roches in Luche-Pringe which we use for the Le Mans Classic. Then a very wet drive back up to Caen and onto the ferry and home.

Times like this I realise that I really love my work……

 

 

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