Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Thrill of the Brocante in Normandy

I am very pleased to introduce you to a lovely friend of mine. 
She lives in the beautiful Normandy countryside of France, 
and has just recently launched Brocante Tour Weekends

Sharon will be waiting for you at the train station, a 1 hour ride from Paris.
You will have the choice of staying in her charming 2 bedroom cottage on her property, 

or the Clos de Mondetour which is 5 minutes away

You'll soon feel like old friends as she drives you to lovely brocantes, delightful French restaurants, cooking classes, a private tour of a local château led by the owners, antique shop with an upclose look at restoration projects. 

On Sunday, several brocante fairs await.  The thrill of the hunt usually leads to unexpected treasures.  A picnic lunch will keep you going all day.  

On the way back to the train station, a stop at Claude Monet's home at Giverny.  The lily pond and garden is in full bloom at this time of the year. A final farewell lunch in the village will end this delightful weekend. 

The dates for the tours are:
Friday 29 April to Monday 2 May 2011 &
Friday 24 June to Monday 27 June 2011

*She can accomodate other dates as well, and can help you with tailor-made tours for shorter or longer stays.*  

Sharon has carefully thought out every detail so you are sure of a fabulous time. 

Brocante Tours Weekends are a perfect add-on to a stay in Paris -

For more info and to talk to Sharon about your holiday, click HERE

Put a Little Ooh La La in Your Life!

All photos by Sharon @ My French Country Home Blog 


Jackie said...

What a lovely place!!!!

Happy Valentine's Day Mimi!


Anonymous said...

This sounds absolutely lovely!! I would simply adore a visit to Paris :) Sending you warm wishes my dear friend! Xoxoxo

Jenny said...

I Swoon and I dream...thank you Mimi for sharing from your treasures of lovely friends....Happy Valentine's day to you and yours.

Barb said...

Fabulous! A friend and I have been plotting away. This is info that will be looked into.


Unknown said...

Just beautiful! What an incredible dream vaction to stay there.

cocoa and coconut said...

What a beautiful place. It's always great to have recommendations like these and store them away for travel at a later date

highheeledlife said...

Sounds like a beautiful week-end .. will definitely check it out.. and who knows what the Universe has planned... Happy Valentine's Day ...xo HHL

LuLu Kellogg said...

What a beautiful place!

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day Mimi!


TeriGigi/Girl Meets Paris said...

The tour sounds heavenly...maybe someday :)

Simply Colette said...

Sharon's brocante tours sound fabulous... so do your Parisian blogger getaways. Happy Valentines!

Christmas-etc... said...

I've just come to you from Sharon's site. Both of your tours sound just wonderful and I will most definitely keep them in mind for my next jaunt to Paris.
On my blog I am currently featuring St. Nichols Churches around the world. Do you by any chance have a favorite St. Nicholas church in Paris which you would like to see featured (with a link back to you of course!)? It would be fun if so!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Mimi, how I wish I could go! That room with the chairs and the gray background, THAT IS THE LOOK I WANT! Oh dear, this is up my ally....a cottage with a castle like flair. MAGNIFIQUE MA BELLE!!! Bises, Anita

bikim said...

LOVE the pics! thanks for the link Mimi! i'll take a look!
happy day!


Deborah said...

Great idea - and lovely journey in pictures, Mimi!

Anonymous said...

A lovely opportunity, indeed ~ xox Alexandra

A Tale of Two Cities said...

That would be so much fun. Sharon sounds like a perfect hostess!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Hello Mimi!
Very fun! Makes me dream of being in France again. We would love to add a side trip like this to our next trip to Paris.

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

A tea party still awaits you...!

Will write you more later.

Unknown said...

Those pictures left me breathless. Ohhhh So beautiful!!

Decor To Adore said...

Ohh boo! The first set of dates is mere days before I arrive! :(

Draffin Bears said...

Bonjour Mimi,

Lovely post and beautiful photos you have shared with us.
Merci beaucoup for introducing us to Sharon and her French Country home blog.

Hope that you are having a lovely week

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Hello~Love all your photos! The Candy shop is in Portland area in the , Oregon.It was so cute~Cheers Kim

Akissfromthepast said...

you havew nice, happy blog! :) your profile text is very nice too :) i think i might be visiting here in the future too =) have a nice day!

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

Hi Mimi
Thank you for talking about my brocante tours, I am so looking forward to them starting this Spring, wouldn't it be fun if blgogers toured Paris with you and then Normandy with me!

Little Emma English Home said...

I can imagine some Paris shopping with you and then to Normandy in some brocante market with Sharon...the perfect holiday! Someday......mmmmm lovely thought :)

Anonymous said...

We've already talked so you know what's in my future (hopefully). Paris and the countryside too....pure perfection!