After a cross country move and many personal challenges, I have landed in France for the workshop summer. I will be so happy to welcome my group to our sweet village!
The day afterI arrived I started off with a trip to the Revel market which has been going on for 400 years! The sellers come from all over the region-even the cheese makers come up from the Pyrenees- and it has been named one of the 100 Most Beautiful Markets in France– and lives up to that reputation. The market right now is chock full of asparagus, cherries, strawberries and
gorgeous tomatoes are starting in too. And of course beautiful pastries abound.
The next day- off to the Camon Rose Festival. This is a tiny little village -nary a cafe- but every house is surrounded with roses- many which have been growing for decades. Once a year this lovely village really comes alive for this festival.
Speaking of festivals, our little village Durfort has already racked up 2 since we got here. The first weekend was a crafts-persons festival and the second Copper City Rock n Roll festival . Great music all Saturday night along with antique cars and motorcycles and this year the addition of Country Western Line dancing- say what?!? After the first shock, you can see how passionate the French are about this, and it all makes kinda sense- well kind of.
This weekend is our annual village flea market (Vide grenier- Empty the Attic) which in the past brought 7000-10,000 people- not bad for a village of 200. I’ll report in on the treasure hunt next week!