Alastair, Helen, Annette, Gai, Dawn, Bossy Boots and Philip outside the Bastard Hotel in Lectoure.
We had a wonderful lunch.
Bon voyage, Bon retour, Bon fin de vacances et Bon continuation.
We hope to see some or all of you again one day at La Petite Galerie.
Ray et Lynne
Friday, 29 May 2015
|Visiting another bastide. This is Vianne|
|A picnic at Lavardac on the banks of the river|
|Sur le pont vieux à Nerac|
|Look what we painted today|
|Tackling the subjunctive with Anna|
|When in doubt - eat. Dinner en plein air at the Continental in Condom|
Posted by Ray Johnstone at 07:35
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
La cité médiévale Saint-Emilion est inscrite au patrimoine mondial de l'humanité par l'Unesco depuis 1999
|Here we are at Saint-Emilion, looking down at the square (below) where we're going to have lunch.|
|This is what we saw from the tower (above).|
We had a delightful lunch at Amelia Canta as you can see in the picture below.
|Just to prove it's not all work and no play, here we are having a lesson with local 'prof' Anna|
Posted by Ray Johnstone at 07:47
Monday, 25 May 2015
|Here we are at the start of our walk. We're on our way from Condom to Larressingle on the Pilgrims Path to Compostela.|
In the background are the Three Musketeers and D'Artagnan, (but we don't think they're coming with us.)
|Les quatres pelerins juste avant d'arriver a Larressingle.|
|Voila - on est arrive a Larressingle.|
Degustation au Domaine de Magnaut, au coeur de la région de l'Armagnac Ténarèze dans le Gers en Gascogne.
|Toute l'equipe avec Jean-Marie Terraube (et sa fille), Vigneron Indépendant.|
Posted by Ray Johnstone at 18:11
Sunday, 24 May 2015
Gai and Philip, Annette, Dawn, and Helen and Alastair on their holiday in France. They're here to brush up on their French and we hope to give them a good time doing it. Here they all are in the Capitole in Toulouse.
|Belvedere à Toulouse - on the rooftop of Les Galeries Lafayette.|
|En route à La Petite Galerie, un petit pause à Auvillar, un des plus beaux villages de France.|
Posted by Ray Johnstone at 07:38
Sunday, 3 May 2015
|Always time for a picnic - here we are at Fources on the river bank across from the chateau|
|Breakfast at La Petite Galerie - the croissants are to die for.|
|On our last day in France. Hard at work painting irises in the lounge|
|Suzanne,Michelle, Dawn, Jan and Ed showing just one example of their output - and waiting for the Guggenheim agent to ring.|
It's bon voyage and bon retour tomorrow.
Posted by Ray Johnstone at 09:54
Friday, 1 May 2015
Posted by Ray Johnstone at 07:37
|Suzanne and Jan painting at La Romieu in the Gers|
|Dawn and Michelle also hard at work at La Romieu|
|All four ladies making a masterpiece at Fources, officially listed as One of the Most Beautiful Villages in France|
|Suzanne showing us what she did|
|Jan doing the same thing|
|And Michelle and Dawn with their paintings|
|When they heard that we were painting, they came from far and wide to see what we were producing.|
Posted by Ray Johnstone at 07:28