French Countryside Bliss

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Photos by Georgianna Lane

Looking ahead to late spring and early summer, I hope you’ve begun planning a trip or two to the French countryside. Yes, we sing the praises of Paris, but there is nothing quite like a visit to the quiet lanes of Normandy, Brittany or Alsace, or the Loire villages, during summer. French country gardens, whether a potager at a tiny village maison or a formal château garden, contain the glories of the warmer months.

French countryside: Honfleur, a perfect seaside town in the north

Honfleur, a perfect seaside town in the north.

French countryside: A blue door in Normandy beckons

A blue door in Normandy beckons.

French countryside: A perfect-in-pink Vespa

A perfect-in-pink Vespa.

French countryside: A formal garden at a château cools visitors on a hot day

A formal garden at a château cools visitors on a hot day.

French countryside: A glorious-smelling rose tree

A glorious-smelling rose tree.

French countryside: A half-timbered blue house in Alsace

A half-timbered blue house in Alsace.

French countryside: Classic French wicker chairs await the terrace crowds

Classic French wicker chairs await the terrace crowds.

French countryside: Can one have too much lavender

Can one have too much lavender?

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