Tuesday, June 19, 2012

One of the Most Beautiful Villages in France

Beuvron en Auge, France.  With its half-timbered houses, thatched roofs here and there, unusual window treatments, blooming flowers,  and charming shops and restaurants, Beuvron en Auge is an idyllic destination.  Named one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France, it only takes a few seconds to realize why.  As promised a few days ago,  following are some images of this highly recommended (see Angels in a Parisian Church) village:

The village is known for its cider production and Calvados apple brandy.

I like the artistic arrangement of shingles on the face of this house.

This darling shop, La Pluie et le Bo Temps, has a wonderful collection of sturdy, high quality umbrellas in unusual, creative designs.

A true rooftop garden...growing in the roof.


  1. OMG This has to be one of my top 5 blog posts of the week! How wonderful! Thank you for the kind words on my blog! I tried to put everything in it that I felt was important that was said. A wonderful Sunday treat of a conversation. Have a great rest of the week!!

  2. Your photographs of this French village have required me to come back over the past several days to take it all in. The patterns of the traditional timber framed buildings are amazing, and you have beautifully photographed the best of these. The craftsman (women?) who produced these patterns knew what they were doing. Bet you had a wonderful day walking around. Hope you also stopped into the bakery to sample their product.

    1. Thanks, Jeff, for acknowledging the possibility that women may have engaged in the production of these buildings. Just today I saw three young women digging out previous patch work and restoring the cement face of an old building in Vienna...so it is possible.

      We did have a great time looking around and did, indeed, have a dinner of pastries (hard to choose just one or two). Also tried the bubbly apple cidre the area is known for...an acquired taste, I suppose.