Warm, Friendly France!

Roden museum garden in warm friendly France

Lovely garden at the Musee Rodin in Paris—more lovely hydrangea!

W“Warm, friendly France”—what a wonderful saying from the classic Hitchcock movie To Catch a Thief. I can almost see Cary Grant and Grace Kelly walking through the gardens and enjoying the warm summer breezes.

These lovely gardens are at the Musée Rodin in Paris—more lovely hydrangea! The gardens are in full bloom now and are spectacular this year. Stroll through the garden, visit the museum or just smell the roses—what treats are in store for your senses!

Another way to enjoy your trip to France would be to travel the countryside and visit a chateau or stay in one of the many charming small inns that dot the area. With it being ‘warm friendly’ France , why not enjoy gardens, explore the regional cuisine with alfresco meals and sample the oh-so-wonderful local wines. I am partial to champagne—Cliquot in particular. A wonderful rosé sounds good this time of year, too.

Enjoy a French vacation along with me today. Grab your passport, pour a glass of champagne and enjoy the photos—now let’s Go!

Warm friendly France-Musee' Rodin in Paris

Musee Rodin—rose garden



Warm friendly France-stunning apricot roses

Close up of stunning roses in the hedge-lined garden


Warm friendly France-Rodin sculpture of child

Wonderful spot to relax and enjoy the beauty


French puppy napping during lunch—my puppies never nap during lunch.

French puppy napping during lunch—my puppies never nap during lunch


Warm Friendly France-restaurant entrance with milk pails and large fork and spoon

Charming entrance to the restaurant.


Warm friendly France entering a vine covered door

Vine climbs the entrance wall with ease—love the small window boxes, too


Warm friendly France-wood burning oven in restaurant.

Dinner awaits—love those beams and the wood-burning oven


Warm friendly France alfresco dinner on a stone patio

Dining alfresco just might be the highlight of your day on this lovely patio.


Warm friendly France-flower covered arch and sitting area

Flower-covered arch marks the entrance to a secluded seating area—yes, please.


Warm friendly France-white donkey grazing in the garden

‘Warm friendly’ France has neighbors waiting to greet you in the garden.

xo♥, Lissy

All photo by Pattye Monroe for lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ these photos—just please credit the source.



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    July 20, 2016

    Makes me want to go!

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    Design Chic

    July 20, 2016

    The images are beautiful, Lissy! I adore the charming buildings and countryside, and dining al fresco…fabulous!

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