Final Days in Montcabrier

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.

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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.

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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.

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Tomorrow we are off to Provence!



About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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6 Responses to Final Days in Montcabrier

  1. Brenda says:

    The sunset one made me want to start painting again. Just lovely.

  2. Antoinette says:

    What a lovely peaceful place. I’m glad that the two of you continue to enjoy your “senior year” abroad journeys. I like the paintings you included in this post.

  3. Dear Paul – Be assured I read your blog faithfully and look forward to your posts. You guys are my model for traveling well! Love, ace

  4. doniella2013 says:

    PAUL AND JEAN, whomever did the watercolors today, did a phenomenal job. They are gorgeous. Art one could live with happily (and, loosely.)

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