0392 A Lovely Hidden Garden (Fra 017â€”new)
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Itâ€™s been a mixed dayâ€¦ bored by La Celle St Cloudâ€¦ frustrated in Chatou, Bougivalâ€¦ worn out in Montessonâ€¦ But now I discover a town that makes up for it all, CarriĂ©res sur
Itâ€™s a rather gray town-- but not in a drab, ugly way, but rather in a intriguing, medieval wayâ€¦ Old stone housesâ€¦ narrow winding alleysâ€¦ It has that rich historical feel to it.
But for some reason, I canâ€™t seem to be able to find the Mairieâ€¦ I follow the sign down a narrow alleyâ€¦ wander around, make a loop back to where I startedâ€¦ I try again, no luck-- but Iâ€™m enjoying these mysteriously alleys, so I donâ€™t mindâ€¦
The third time I veer off to the right instead and follow another alley up and down the hill, past a very unusual church thatâ€™s built right snuggled up to the housesâ€¦
And finally I find it, a very unpretentious, cozy little place with, of course a little plaza and fountain up front-- a completely different feel than the grandiose mairies that Iâ€™ve gotten used toâ€¦
Thereâ€™s an alley that seems to lead to the back side of the mairie, so I go to check it outâ€¦ And there I find a splendid garden with several pools, just hidden away there!
From there I head down the slope to the banks of the
A very pleasant finishing touch on my 4th day of exploring the