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NewsletterSeptember 2016

Summer Photos

As summer nears its end, its always nice to look back on where you've been and what you've done. So here are some photos from my summer 2016. Enjoy!

Sunset in the Bresse Bourguignonne.

Côtes du Rhône grapes.

Grignan. More photos.

Lunch at Le Matafan in Chamonix.

Village of Servoz, via Teresa's Photo Walks.

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

Soap in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

'American Graffiti' left by US soldiers in 1944.

This last set is all from Auvers-sur-Oise, final resting place of Vincent van Gogh.

Church in Auvers-sur-Oise, best known from the oil painting The Church at Auvers in the Musée d'Orsay.

Local wheat fields.

Burial place of Vincent and Theo van Gogh.

This is where Vincent van Gogh died.

Around Auvers-sur-Oise are recreations of van Gogh's art.

La Rentrée

September means back to school - La Rentrée. Here's the French school calendar for 2016/17.

Events in France

Here are two events coming up in France. The first is Journées européennes du Patrimoine - European Heritage Days taking place September 17-18. Journées européennes du Patrimoine is a great way to see buildings in France normally closed to the public. Another plus, public museums in France are free, and private museums offer reduced admission.
Tous au Restaurant is September 19-October 2. Similar to Journées européennes du Patrimoine, Tous au Restaurant is a celebration of French food heritage, with participating restaurants offering a two for one 'Tous au Restaurant' menu - two people can eat for the price of one.

End of Summer Reading

The Paris Librarian: A Hugo Marston Novel (Hugo Marston Novels) - Hugo Marston’s friend Paul Rogers dies unexpectedly in a locked room at the American Library in Paris. The police conclude that Rogers died of natural causes, but Hugo is certain mischief is afoot.
The Lafayette Sword (Antoine Marcas Freemason Thrillers): Gold. Obsession. Secrets. Following the murder of a Freemason brother, Antoine Marcas uncovers unsettling truths about gold and its power to fascinate and corrupt. A priceless sword is stolen and deaths ensue setting the Freemason detective on a case of Masons turned bad. A clue points to mysteries and conspiracy about elusive pure gold, launching a frantic, deadly race between two symbolic places-the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower.
Hidden in Paris: Three women running away from their lives become unlikely friends in a beautiful house in the heart of Paris. Lost in France, a country she mistrusts, among French people she hardly understands, Annie has trouble venturing away from home since the death of her husband. And since home happens to be a small jewel of a house nestled in the heart of Paris, why would she ever want to? But when bankruptcy threatens her beloved house, her one anchor in life, Annie has no choice but to find renters, and quick.
Tout Sweet: Hanging Up My High Heels for a New Life in France - In her mid-thirties, fashion editor Karen has it all: a handsome boyfriend, a fab flat in west London, and an array of gorgeous shoes. But when her boyfriend, Eric, leaves she makes an unexpected decision: to hang up her Manolos and wave good-bye to her glamorous city lifestyle to go it alone in a run-down house in rural Poitou-Charentes, central western France.

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