Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mont Saint Michel & Honfleur....

Mont Saint Michel was a place that I always wanted to visit & once there I wasn't disapointed....it's narrow cobblestone streets lead you to the very top of the abbey for the most spectacular views...such a magical place!!!

We stayed in Honfleur, in beautiful 14th century accommodation. This is such a picturesque town with its old fishing port and this beautiful yacht harbour. I believe they have wonderful markets most days of the week....just not the day we were there!!!

I love this photo of the crystal chandelier with the reflection of the town...

Walking around Honfleur we came upon "La Maison de Lucie".... it looked as though it was straight out of a French magazine, so very very pretty!!

I had to add this photo because every time I see it, it makes me smile. My daughter and I stopped to look at this house and the beautiful garden, when the cutest little dog appeared around the corner, we remarked to one another how sweet and cute it looked, the dog stood and looked at us for a while....then he let out the biggest bark we had ever heard in such a little dog...needless to say we took off up the road very quickly having quite a good laugh.....the size of the dog does not determine the size of the bark!!!!

11 comments:

rosanna said...

Beautiful places!! we were there two years ago and my son is still aking to go back!

lady jicky said...

Oh what a lovely set of photos! I really want to go.
May I tell you that your photos are beautiful. The way you set them up and compose them are very professional - better than what I see in magazines!!

Linda Carswell said...

to lady jicky....thank you so much for your kind words....i'm having so much fun doing this blog...i love miniatures and i love france, i hope my blog is reflecting this!

shannonc60 said...

I agree, beautiful pics! Such an amazing place. It makes me think that no matter how many times you go back, there will always be something to look at that you hadn't seen before.

Tallulah~Belle said...

Such beautiful photos...thanks for sharing.

Jayne

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I have always wanted to go to Mont Saint Michel. Your photos of Honfleur are gorgeous and now I want to go more than ever!
Catherine

Liesl said...

Dear Linda
Your house is so beautiful, such an inspiration!
You mention a book by Lea Frisoni which I would very much like to get hold of. Can you tell me where I would be able to buy a copy? I'm based in South Africa, so Amazon is not an option sdaly.

Linda Carswell said...

Hi Liesel,
Send me an email and I can pass on all the details to you...easier that way!!

Maya said...

I visited Mont Saint Michel a long time ago, I still remember it vividly, and still carry that little whale bronze key chain that I got there... It was great to see it again in the blogsphere! Oh you might enjoy "Castel Meur" or the house between rocks as they call it that I recently featured on my blog, you can find the picture link in the side bar.

Anonymous said...

wow wonderful site! Next time you go for 'Une petite folie' you should try La Petite Folie bed and breakfast in the center of Honfleur :)

www.lapetitefolie-honfleur.com

Linda Carswell said...

Thank you!!! Guess where we stayed..."La Petite Folie"....I can highly recommend it to any-one, a lovely place to stay....just beautiful!!!....(wish I was there now)...