Tag Archives: Campagne

Rideaux de porte- door curtains

I though you might like to see my  “new” door curtains. You may recall that we have a “Jack & Jill” shower room on the second floor at the French village house. We now have functional locks on the access … Continue reading

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Nous ne nous baignons pas aujourd’hui!

We have new leisure facilities  a mere stone’s throw away from Campagne. Fishing and sports lake, paddle boarding, boats, quad-bikes, play areas, swimming lake with beach, picnic spots, giant inflatables and these very quirky stone “chairs” all with amazing wrap-around … Continue reading

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French style signs & symbols #2 – Diamond Doors

I have noticed the preponderence here in the Languedoc of front entrance doors with the diamond motif; ours included. We even find this motif -right-on the huge doors on Limoux’s beautiful Église Saint-Martin de Limoux http://visitesvirtuelles.123.fr/eglise-saint-martin-a-limoux/ What I have also … Continue reading

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In which I do something I’m not sure the house wants, but it’s exactly right

Yes, I said the house doesn’t want anything as glamorous as a chandelier. They are for grand houses like bizzyella’s and poshbirdy’s, not mine. But I had this little Italian one I bought ten years ago that sat in the … Continue reading

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French village houses

Taking our promenade around Campagne one evening we notice that many of our neighbours are painting their shutters and walls. There are no colour restrictions imposed here; despite the historical buildings and yes, you can see the church from our … Continue reading

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Oh Well !

Here is the official well, situated  behind the Templar church of Saint Sébastien. A very knowledgeable local who has an encyclopedic knowledge of the oral history of Campagne-sur-Aude has been digging out and restoring this well- check out page 12 … Continue reading

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In which I conclude that we will never be style icons

I took this as one of a series of shots trying to capture the sunlit, glittering fountain framed by the city walls. Carcassonne lower city is laid out in grid pattern like many other iconic cities worldwide. It is (architecturally) … Continue reading

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