some sights #3 – images from the Minervois

6 Nov

a peak into this week in the Minervois!…

We’ve had a public holiday and lots of time for exploring and catching up with friends and family (the Frenchie side.  But I’m counting down the days to catching up with the Aussie one!).

a little door in la caunette

a petite door in La Caunette

the church in La Caunette

the church in La Caunette

ami 8 blue

a lovely Citroen… ‘Dyane’.  I thought it was an ‘Ami 8’, but I have been informed!  Thanks Vincent, where would I be without you to enlighten me!??…

le coq

un coq sur le rooftop

We had a visit from winemaking friends from Australia, Elva and Ron Laughton of Jasper Hill.  Benji showed them around the cellar in the village.  Thanks for the visit and the Roquefort guys…

Jasper Hill in La Liviniere

Jasper Hill in La Liviniere

driving into La Liviniere

driving into La Liviniere

morning shopping in the village

shopping in the village

les hommes le matin

morning baguettes all round

La Poste in Aigues-Vives

La Poste

old blocks at the 'vide-grenier' (the village garage sale)

old blocks at the ‘vide-grenier’ (the village garage sale)

chalk drawing in Felines

spied this colourful wall on the way to meet a friend in Felines

macarons from Toulouse

a delicious gift from my sister-in-law in Toulouse. I can’t believe, after all these years, it’s the first time I’ve ever tasted a macaron.

ami 8 red

encore! – another Citroen Dyane

un chasseur

Beware wild piggies, it’s hunting season again. Walks in the countryside don’t feel the same when your paths are littered with cartridges… 

Tholomies

The Abbaye de Tholomies winery down the road from our village

the abbey in Caunes

the Abbey in Caunes

Minerve

the village of Minerve

inside Minerve's church

inside Minerve’s church


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7 Responses to “some sights #3 – images from the Minervois”

    • The vigneron's wife November 6, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

      by the way, love the examples in your links! – tres cool.

    • The vigneron's wife November 6, 2011 at 9:00 pm #

      one more thing, I don’t think my response to your correction got saved Vincent? I said that I was very grateful for your information and setting me straight on the cars!
      I hate to get things wrong and have already made the changes, thanks to you!

  1. Barry Wright November 6, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    Tres chic… Do you not have a rust’ic Citroen to run about in? 🙂

    • The vigneron's wife November 6, 2011 at 8:52 pm #

      Merci Barry! No I don’t, unfortunately, but have had a quick check on Le Bon Coin (second hand sales online) and they are quite cheap – for such funky little things!

  2. Katharina November 6, 2011 at 10:28 pm #

    Sweet memories….. Hope U R fine folks! Missin ya soooo badly!

    • The vigneron's wife November 8, 2011 at 1:08 am #

      We are well over here Katharina! It’s lovely to hear from you and hello to you all! How were your holidays?

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