French Countryside Bliss


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.


Honfleur, a perfect seaside town in the north. 

A blue door in Normandy beckons. 

A perfect-in-pink Vespa. 

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

A glorious-smelling rose tree. 

A half-timbered blue house in Alsace. 

Classic French wicker chairs await the terrace crowds. 

Can one have too much lavender? 

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