Close to my heart places and more
France. All these places were close to me at one point or another in my life, either as a child or adult. All hold special meanings and memories. Some unique local delicacies are also presented, mostly from my hometown of Toulouse known as "The City of Violets" In the 19th century people were devoted to farm the violets, and "The Pink City" for its pink tiles roofs.
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Saint-Paul-de-Vence,Alpes-Maritimes, France. Well known for the artists who have lived there, such as Jacques Raverat, Gwen Raverat and Marc Chagall and more recently the couple Bernard-Henri Lévy and Arielle Dombasle. Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has a home there. American writer James Baldwin died there in 1987. British actor Donald Pleasence died there in 1995.
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Julia Child's first meal in France was at La Couronne in Rouen. the oldest Inn in France, registered in 1345 on the most ancient bill of sale found to this day, saw Joan of Arc, but also Pierre Corneille who's family house was just a few blocks away.
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Julia Child's First Meal in France at La Couronne in Rouen, France
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Cathar is a goat cheese that best represents the region where it is produced, the Midi-Pyreneesas. An Occitan cross is drawn on its main face with ash. It is a cheese made from whole raw goat milk. The texture is very fine and smooth, the taste is enriched depending on the maturing period, generally lasting two weeks.
Cathar is a goat cheese that best represents the region where it is produced, the Midi-Pyrenées. An Occitan cross is drawn on its main face with ash. It is a cheese made from whole raw goat milk. The texture is very fine and smooth, the taste is enriched depending on the maturing period, generally lasting two weeks.
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Cathar is a goat cheese produced in the Midi-Pyreneesas, France. An Occitan cross is drawn on its main face with ash. It is a cheese made from whole raw goat milk, the maturing period, generally lasting two weeks.
La Fête des Violettes - Fragrant violets have long been cultivated, and the Romans were already using these flowers for cosmetic and medical purposes (Barandou, 1999⇓). Parma violets are reputed for their double, fragrant flowers.
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Violettes,fleurs de Toulouse .
Toulouse, France violet festival c'est ce week-end place du Capitole !
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(RECETTE CUISINE) - SUCRE AROMATISE : Créez votre sucre parfumé à l'huile essentielle de géranium en incorporant 8 gouttes d'huile essentielle dans un pot hermétique contenant 150 gr de sucre en poudre. Secouez vigoureusement et laissez poser. recommencez le lendemain. (Françoise Rapp)
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Violets, Sweet Violets
Faites votre sucre aromatisé à la violette. Pour vos fromages blancs, crèmes brûlées, crêpes... © Agnieszka Komorowska - Every Cake You Bake #visiteztoulouse #toulouse #diy #recipe #violet #sugar
Every Cake You Bake: violet sugar recipe
Every You Bake Cake: violets
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Fontfroide Abbey or l'Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Fontfroide is a former Cistercian monastery in France, situated 15 kilometers south-west of Narbonne near to the Spanish border. It was founded in 1093 by the Viscount of Narbonne. The abbey fought together with Pope Innocent III against the heretical doctrine of the Cathars who lived in the region. It was dissolved in 1791 in the course of the French Revolution.
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Introduced in France under Napoleon III, this variety called "violette de Parme" for a long time, was cultivated in the North of Toulouse, France. The flower is one of Toulouse' symbols. The town wears its colors since 1985 when the name of "violette de Toulouse" became an official trade name. Many delicacies and products are derived from these lovely scented flowers.
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La Maison de la Violette is a violet flower shop on a barge.
Growing with plants: Oh, beloved Violette de Parma, though shalt never return
Parma Violets - I just fell in love with a plant I may never actually see or smell, ever. :(
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Mont Saint Michel at certain times is engulfed by the water and reveals the splendor of construction. Set in a medieval town called Avranches, this monastery was fortified in the 13th century. **According to legend, the Archangel Michael appeared in 708 to St. Aubert, the bishop of Avranches, and instructed him to build a church on the rocky islet. Aubert repeatedly ignored the angel's instruction until Michael burned a hole in the bishop's skull with his finger.
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Mont St Michel - high on my bucket list to visit some day!
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My favorite place in all the world! Beautiful and nobody should travel to France and not see Mont St. Michel Mont Saint Michel at certain times is engulfed by the water and reveals the splendor of construction. Set in a medieval town called Avranches, this monastery was fortified in the thirteenth century.
Mount San Michel at certain times is engulfed by the water and reveals the splendor of construction. Set in a medieval town called Avranches, this monastery was fortified in the thirteenth century. When in France be sure to go see it. Nice day trip from Paris.
absolutely loooooooved mont st michel!!! Mount San Michel at certain times is engulfed by the water and reveals the splendor of construction. Set in a medieval town called Avranches, this monastery was fortified in the thirteenth century.
Still one of my most magical places in France: Mont St. Michel, France. Also known as Hogwarts or Disneyland
According to the UN, the decorated caves contain some of the best preserved figurative drawings in the world
Replica of the Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave to open in France
Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most powerful and fascinating personalities of feudal Europe. At age 15 she married Louis VII, King of France, bringing into the union her vast possessions from the River Loire to the Pyrenees. Only a few years later, at age 19, she knelt in the cathedral of Vézelay before the celebrated Abbé Bernard of Clairvaux offering him thousands of her vassals for the Second Crusade. It was said that Queen Eleanor appeared at Vézelay dressed like an Amazon galloping through the crowds on a white horse, urging them to join the crusades.
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Medieval History : Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) The most powerful woman of the Middle Ages. Queen of France and of England. Mother to three Plantagenet Kings: Henry (the Young King), Richard (the Lionheart) and John (Lackland)
ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE (1137-1152) was one of the most powerful and influential figures of the Middle Ages. Inheriting a vast estate at the age of 15 made her the most sought-after bride of her generation. She would eventually become the queen of France, the queen of England and lead a crusade to the Holy Land. She is also credited with establishing and preserving many of the courtly rituals of chivalry.
Eleanor of Aquitaine, as painted by Kinuko Craft || Never was there a more determined, persistent, strong-willed, and ardent woman in all of history. I admire her immensely. Immensely... She let nothing stand in her way.
Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) The most powerful woman of the High Middle Ages. Mother to three Plantagenet Kings: Henry (the Young King), Richard (the Lionheart) and John by Kinuko Craft
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French Chateau Rescued from Ruin : The Good Life France.
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Hôpital de la Grave,Toulouse, France. Built on 6 hectares, first mentioned in 1197. La Grave was the second large hospital and main maternity in Toulouse during an important part of the XXth century, During the periods in which the plague ravaged Toulouse, the Hôpital de La Grave was used to care for those afflicted with the disease, isolating them from the beggers, injured and disabled. The hospital ended up being expended to cope with the mounting epidemic in the 1500s.
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La Vie Cevenole/Leven in Amsterdam.: La grêle, les fleurs.
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La Vie Cevenole/Leven in Amsterdam.: La grêle, les fleurs. Violet Liquor.
La Vie Cevenole/Leven in Amsterdam.: La grêle, les fleurs.
The royal Château at Amboise is a château located in Amboise, in the Indre-et-Loire département of the Loire Valley in France. Confiscated by the monarchy in the 15th century, it became a favoured royal residence and was extensively rebuilt.
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This book arch is the entrance of a book store “Le Bal des Ardents” in Lyon (Rue Neuve), France. (Picture via Breathing Books)
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Heaven por moi! A bookstore in Lyon, France
This is going on my list of places to visit! This book arch is the entrance of a book store “Le Bal des Ardents” in Lyon (Rue Neuve), France. (Picture via Breathing Books)
Bookstore Entrance, Lyon, France ( this will be the door to kelly's room or library)
#Bookstore / This book arch is the entrance of a book store “Le Bal des Ardents” in Lyon (Rue Neuve), France. (image via Breathing Books)
This book arch is the entrance of a book store “Le Bal des Ardents” in Lyon (Rue Neuve), France.- 2nd best library ever
Le jardin japonais de Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenees, France www.gajolles.com
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It is not necessary to travel for hours to stroll in Japanese garden. You can find these gardens where you least expect it. For example, the Japanese garden in Toulouse, France, features Buddha statues, a Zen garden, a Japanese hut, big dragons and a charming pond.
Le jardin japonais de Toulouse - the garden right next to my host mom's place
Joan of Arc
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"I'm not afraid. I was born to do this." ~St. Joan of Arc
Candiflor has been candying flowers in Toulouse, France since 1818. It's a testament to the difficulty of the process that they remain essentially the sole producer of these ancient delicacies. The flowers are all-natural and pesticide-free.
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One of my loveliest childhood memories is eating candied mimosa balls - from Market Hall Foods
Candied mimosa flowers from Market Hall Foods
Glanum is an extensive archaeological site of a former Roman settlement near Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France. The site itself is thought to pre-date the coming of the Romans, though most of the remains that we can see today are Roman ruins from the first and second centuries AD.
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The town of Strasbourg, France. Its 2000 year history has taken it from being a prosperous merchant city to its current position as capital of the peoples of Europe, from a centre for humanist thinking to a thriving hub of creators and entrepreneurs.
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"Les Jacobins" church, Toulouse France. Inside pillars in the shape of palm trees. Built between 1275 and 1292 by a very talented but unknown architect. Photo -- Eric Pouhier
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Toulouse (south France) : Les Jacobins, conventual monument, 1229-1350, gothic art jewel of the Languedoc. The famous "palm" pillars
Couvent des Jacobins, le Palmier.
Pont Neuf and Château d'eau by night. Christmas. Toulouse, France.