French Countryside Photo Essay

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There is nothing quite like the French countryside in summer. Thanks to the French tourism board I was recently able to experience the Midi-Pyrenees in a spectacular way, slow and steady via a bike. Read about my experience here and here.

I want to encourage those who haven’t ventured beyond Paris to do so by posting some of my French countryside photography here from a recent trip. Thanks to Erik of the Global Trip for photos #1 and 2 below as well as the Aligot shot.

Bodies of water

Bodies of water

wheatfields

fields of wheat

funny looking sheep header huts

unusual sheep hearder huts

every different area in France uses different local tiles and stone to make their homes

stone houses

superb food found even in the middle of nowhere

superb food found even in the middle of nowhere

local dishes, this is Aligot famous in the Aveyron region (a mixture of whipped potatoes and cheese)

local dishes, this is Aligot famous in the Aveyron region (a mixture of whipped potatoes and cheese)

Hollyhocks growing beside stone houses

Hollyhocks growing beside stone houses

Passion fruit vines

Passion fruit vines

Red clay rooftops

Red clay rooftops

countryside vistas

countryside vistas

French blue

French blue

blue shutters

blue shutters

Pink shutters!

Pink shutters!

Never ending shutters

Never ending shutters

Village cafés

Village cafés

Castle towns

Castle towns

Window boxes

Window boxes

Decorating your stone house with flowers

Decorating your stone house with flowers

Charming doors

Charming doors

Church doors

Church doors

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