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28 juin 2010 1 28 /06 /juin /2010 16:41


At every breakfast at Chateau de la Barre, homemade jams are served. They are popular and Marnie decided to show the making of the jams from the fresh fruits of our garden.



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28 juin 2010 1 28 /06 /juin /2010 15:25




Thanks to Marge Anderson for showing some superb photos of her stay in Chambre Marin de Vanssay 2 weeks ago. This is a picture of le Grand Salon, and the pics of the garden are great. You can disvover all of them on her facebook page.

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28 juin 2010 1 28 /06 /juin /2010 11:31


From June 29th to August 28th a fantastic sound and light show takes place 5 nights a week in the medieval town of Le Mans. Have a look at this breathtaking video about la "Nuit des Chimères".

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27 juin 2010 7 27 /06 /juin /2010 21:22


View from the kitchen of Cottage Glycines. Entirely renovated during winter 2008-2009, the Cottage is fully booked until end of September. Book early for 2011...

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27 juin 2010 7 27 /06 /juin /2010 17:29



Rasberries, stawberries (the tasty gariguette), red currant and artichokes. Tomorrow on this blog, the secret of making jam: Marnie's recipe...

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26 juin 2010 6 26 /06 /juin /2010 12:47



Compare Kakou's and the Rolls Royce profile...

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25 juin 2010 5 25 /06 /juin /2010 16:59



The table is set with XVIIIth century family silver and Waterford crystal glasses for the "Diner Grand Siècle" in the Grande Salle-à-Manger. The flowers are lilies and delfiniums from the garden.

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25 juin 2010 5 25 /06 /juin /2010 11:58


On the 1st of July, France 2, the second main french TV channel, shows Chateau de la Barre in its very popular broadcast: "Envoyé Spécial".



Le 1er Juillet prochain, rediffusion du reportage "Le goût des hôtes" à 20h35 dans "Envoyé Spécial" sur France 2. Six minutes environ sont consacrées au Chateau de la Barre.




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25 juin 2010 5 25 /06 /juin /2010 11:28

The very interesting web site for travellers travelwith.zen-aida.com made recently a large and illustrated report of Chateau de la Barre.


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24 juin 2010 4 24 /06 /juin /2010 15:02





The garden in all its majesty: Delfiniums, roses, carnations and lilies in the sun of June. Lobb.jpg


And Peter, one of our return guest, looking at the garden from the Chambre Jaune....

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