All Sorts of Feasts

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In the blink of an eye, my return trip to the Limousin will be over. Pausing in a picturesque town big enough to have an open restaurant on my way here yesterday, I began to read the specials of the day on the chalkboard, only to be taken aback by a greeting wishing all a good feast of St. Sebastian. Besides reminding me of my friend, Father Valinchek, in Akron, such a wish on a menu still confounds my American senses, long after the feast of steak with morrel sauce has been digested.

Wirhin a few more hours drive, I had passes the country estate of Georges Sand, fistfuls of Romanesque churches, castles and forests famous for their wild wolves, before making the last turns into Peyrat-le-Chateau.

A sudden sunburst called for a morning painting session before a trip to Renoir’s birthplace, Limoges, to see the Musée des Beaux-Arts as well as the cathedral and garden next door. Looking about the city, I tried to imagine Caesar and his troops on these snowy river banks.

Tomorrow, more painting and some antiquing are on the books, before I begin my way back towards Paris. I’m a little anxious about hauling my finds from car to train to hotel to airplane. My antiquing will cost me more than the price of a second bag!

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This is the likes of what I’ve had to leave behind this trip. Ouch!

6 thoughts on “All Sorts of Feasts

  1. Lovely entry once again.

    Will you mail items to yourself if they dont fit in the 2nd suitcase?

    I intend to leave my old clothes behind to have room for purchased items….whatever works..lol 🙂

  2. I have been studying websites, looking for best shopping places in Paris. Anything you post will also be appreciated. Thank you!

    Wishing you exciting and safe adventures! 🙂

    • Oh-la-la! Paris is so big and shopping is not my expertise. It all depends on what you’re looking for, of course. If you stay in a hotel, the concierge can be a great resource. I can tell you that the only sales are in January and July. Have fun!

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