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July 26th 2016
Published: July 27th 2016
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Notre DameNotre DameNotre Dame

Stone and stained glass. No glitz. Beautiful.
The morning service on Sunday at Notre Dame was warm and welcoming. Although completely in French, some could be understood well enough. During the service, a beautiful-hearted young novice spoke eloquently and passionately, encouraging hope and faith over fear in the light of the tragedies in France and other parts of Europe. Moving.

A leisurely coffee was enjoyed quietly at a nearby café while we watched families pass by. Some had attended church, others looked as though they were heading out for lunch. The market hall (Les Halles) had been transformed into a vibrant Brunch area…bookings essential!

Nevertheless, Villa Pernot’s Sunday’s lunch was of a rather good standard!

But then there was our long French lunch on Monday (Lundi). We hosted Robert and Jenny, who are friends of Lyn and Neville. Aperitifs, which included Sablés au Chèvre et au Romarin baked by Jan, were followed by Madame Soufflé’s now signature dish…Soufflé au Fromage…ably assisted by Mabel who beat the 9 egg whites (Jenny and Jan helped a tiny bit with the whisking). The dégustation déjeuner was completed with Neville’s scrumptious Summer Pudding, made with the freshest red currants and raspberries from the
The Jacquemart atop Notre DameThe Jacquemart atop Notre DameThe Jacquemart atop Notre Dame

This was installed by Philippe of Burgundy in 1383. There is a gorgeous story about this Jacquemart...In the 17th century, people joked about his bachelor status, so in 1651 a companion was added, Jacqueline. A little Jacquelinet was added in 1714, followed by his sister, Jacquelinette, in 1884.
market, and served with crème fraîche, of course!

No cooking at Villa Pernot on Tuesday (Mardi)…we dined at La Dolce Vita and enjoyed a change of flavours. Italian!

We pray for France.

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La Dolce VitaLa Dolce Vita
La Dolce Vita

Sunday coffee after church; we could see the cathedral and the market place from our outdoor seats. A cool breeze was welcome.
Brunch at Les HallesBrunch at Les Halles
Brunch at Les Halles

But one must make a booking!
Sunday lunch at Villa Pernot!Sunday lunch at Villa Pernot!
Sunday lunch at Villa Pernot!

Fresh and delicious!
Fragrant redcurrants simmeringFragrant redcurrants simmering
Fragrant redcurrants simmering

Preparing the summer pudding
Fragrant posy from JennyFragrant posy from Jenny
Fragrant posy from Jenny

Picked from her garden
Pernot Biscuit Tin from RobertPernot Biscuit Tin from Robert
Pernot Biscuit Tin from Robert

The shriek of joy and surprise and delight from Madame could have been heard in Australia!
And Monsieur is happy, too!And Monsieur is happy, too!
And Monsieur is happy, too!

Scrumptious Summer Pudding!
Tuesday morning madness!Tuesday morning madness!
Tuesday morning madness!

Mabel's in her element! Cleaning copper!
La Dolce Vita!La Dolce Vita!
La Dolce Vita!

Inside. Upstairs. Friends.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm (not the chantilly, though!)
Thank you!Thank you!
Thank you!

As our time in Dijon, draws to a close we thank you for following and sharing our travels. There will be one more blog to come. My grandfather fell in love with France in 1916. It's easy to see why. 100 years later in 2016... We pray for this beautiful country and its people.

27th July 2016

We have been enjoying all your wonderful photos, and your enjoyment of your time and all your yummy food delights in France.. Have a good and safe return home.. Hope to catch up soon.. Love xxx
27th July 2016
Thank you!

Special times!
It has been so special to be able to follow your travels around the beautiful French countryside and share in your enjoyment with your fellow travellers! Much love and safe travels home...xxxx
27th July 2016

I'm sooooo jeaalous !!!!!
27th July 2016

Jan you look radiantly beautiful, what good food and fellowship does for for a person. Where did you get that top?
28th July 2016

Watering of the mouth
My oh! my, Jan, my gastric juices are like a waterfall….. What a wonderful experience reading your travel blogs, makes me feel like I'm there in my imagination. What delightful memories you are making together, so many poignant ones and fun ones too. Continue traveling safely and make many more special memories to conjure up in years to come. Cheers to all. Pam XX and Woofs from Bruno
28th July 2016

Delicious looking delights
I really don't know how you keep your stunning figure Jan! Everything looks so delicious. I hope Wild Dog Winery lives up to all this when we eat there on 27th! Safe travels home. Jess and Tim were at Charles de Gaulle when three unattended suitcases were taken away and detonated. I am very relieved to now have them safely here in boring Yarragon! XX
28th July 2016

Safe trip home. Yummy food. Will ha ve a piece of lemon tart from Franks so there!!
See at the gym!!

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