Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Mervent, France - Our holiday place

Hallo everyone. For a while now I have been promising to do a post showing our little holiday place in France and the surrounding area. It is a beautiful part of France and I have been trying to get some decent shots to do it justice. Here are just a few. (Click on the links if you'd like to learn more about the areas I have mentioned) This first photo is our little place in a town called Mervent. It is in the middle of a huge forest in the Vendee region. It’s a very small building but we’ve changed it a bit on the inside so we now have a toilet, 2 bedrooms and the main living area with a kitchen. house This is a view from near the bottom of the garden, it is a 2000m2 plot so round about half an acre or so. view of garden from bottom This shot was taken through the fruit trees from the bottom part of the garden. We have over 60 fruit trees there- apples (eaters and cookers), quinces, peaches, cherries and a huge walnut tree. fruit trees This is a photo from near the front of the plot, by the side of the house. In the middle of the picture, between those two trees, is the well, hidden by bushes. garden view This is a picture of the well and the pond that we recently put in. There is still a lot of work to be done in this area! garden The next shots are of the closest town to us, Fontenay Le Comte. It is a beautiful place and nice for lazy walks on market days or for meals out. This is a shot of the river that runs through the town. river at fontennay Another shot of the river from a different part of town. fontennay river And this is a picture of a very cool house I spotted at the side of the bridge. house on bridge at fontennay I will do another post with more pictures of the area soon, showing our closest beach and parts of the forrest of Mervent-Vouvant. I have more pictures up at Flickr so check them out there.