Tag Archives: Roussillon

La Vendange of the Marquis d’Espagne

We used to live down the road from the Marquis d’Espagne. Writing from where I sit now, in a fusty New England house of rigid lines and upright lives, such a sentence seems implausible.  Do marquises still exist? Maybe I … Continue reading

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What Does Home Look Like?

Coming across this door on the edge of a medival French town was a big mystery.  The scratched-out names, overwritten by the “tags” of newcomers, makes the whole plank of wood resemble a graffiti board.   It’s not the kind of … Continue reading

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There is a Free Lunch!

Staying in the Roussillon, in the south of France, you never have to go hungry.  You can gather your breakfast (and lunch) from the trees – golden glowing peaches, nectarines and apricots.  You can pick blackberries from brambles that drape … Continue reading

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