Tourism in the time of Coronavirus

The swings at Château Plombis are waiting for this summer’s youngest guests… So what is the latest news from France? We’re now well into phase 1 of Déconfinement, or the beginning of the end of lockdown.  Things could seem almost … Read More

Countdown to Déconfinement, May 2020

This weekend, with today, Friday, a French holiday to celebrate the anniversary of VE day, or 8 mai 1945, could very well be our last weekend spent in confinement against the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, at least for those of … Read More

Beignets de Fleurs d’Acacia

Just now, early to mid-May in South West France, as trees, plants and flowers continue the relay race from Spring into Summer, some trees at the edge of fields and woods turn conspicuously white as they become swathed in bunches … Read More

pots of homemade jam from the orchard at Château Plombis

Cherry Season

By chance, yesterday, we found ourselves driving through the Tarn et Garonne countryside slightly further east from Château Plombis.  Although only a 30 minute drive, somehow in this area the hills seem folded together more closely with steeper valleys between … Read More