Today is our last day at Atelier de la Rose in Montcabrier. This peaceful place is a wonderful buffer from the excitement and activity of London and Paris. We have had the opportunity to relax and paint, getting into a slower rhythm. A few days ago we hiked the circuit of valley below the village. It involves hiking down a steep trail from the village, across the valley floor, passing the soccer field, and then traversing the hillside we have been viewing from our patio. The return is through a beautiful forest on the valley floor and then a long, slow climb back to the village.
We also took a trip to Chateau Eugenie for some wine. This was the wine we had on the day Sally took us to Pech Merle and Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. It was so good we wanted to taste their full line and get some for the next two months.
Finally, there has been time for painting as well. Here are a couple of interpretations of the hill towns in this area during the stormy weather we have had off and on this week.
Tomorrow we are off to Provence!