Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Travels....The pretty seaside village of Talmont...France...


The sleepy windswept coastal village of Talmont in South Western France, knows how to please the eye, the soul, and the heart.

Not for them, the grand buildings and ornate lamps of the big cities.

Just simple white and ecru, accented with the blue of the ocean, and the soft green of the native flora.


A visit here is a salve for the soul of the weary traveller. Perched on the sea, in South Western France, it's a little off the beaten track, but well worth a visit.

There are markets here on the weekends, but as a weekday visitor, we were privileged to wander the tiny streets, unencumbered by crowds.

We loved the single geranium, the French lavender, the climbing rose, used with restraint to embellish the humble homes here. The residents of Talmont work with their harsh oceanfront conditions and display a commendable minimalism in their external presentation of their pretty cottages.


An odd treat, was a visit to the tiny cemetery that occupies the prime oceanfront view in the village.

Nestled inside rock walls, in front of their sweet chapel, who could resist wandering and absorbing the loving care with which these tiny memorials are maintained. 


 Can you imagine a prettier spot to be laid to rest?

 Each memorial features numerous loving tributes carved from stone, or fashioned from ceramic with messages of commemoration and affection...

This one says ....

"Songbird, if you fly over the falls, sing your sweetest song"...


A truly moving and memorable stop for us. 

Perhaps when my time comes, I too, could be laid to rest in pretty Talmont...

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12 comments:

  1. Thank you for the lovely tour!

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  2. What a beautiful place, Mimi! I love the songbird message on the grave, and that cemetery reminds me of the one at Grand Cayman, beside the sea. And is that a lavender bush - that huge one - at the cottage home with green door and windows with eyebrow arches? Oh my goodness, so big!

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  3. Oh, how very charming this sweet place is! Thank you for taking us along! Love the little songbird sentiment. Wishing you a beautiful week. xx Karen

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  4. What a lovely place to visit, Mimi. Thanks for sharing your photos with us. I love those simple cottages.

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  5. Mimi, yet another wonderful tray if bliss, such treasures. The green door reminds me of the old song "Green Door" from the '50s...check it out. I always enjoy my many visits to cemeteries and this one is a delight. Thanks for sharing this week and please come back soon.

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  6. Dear Mimi, What a beautiful little village, thank you for sharing it with us. Lyn


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  7. Such a beautiful trip, thank you for sharing it!

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  8. Oh, my goodness! What a lovely, picturesque town.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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  9. Looks like a pretty place. I love the colour of shutters!

    Sally @ Life Loving
    #LifeLovingLinkie

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  10. Sounds like the most wonderful quaint town. Love the colors! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. Okay, France is on my bucket list and I would love to have visited this quaint village! I also love the sea so it's doubly wonderful for me:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen

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  12. So charming is a small town! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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