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Springtime in Essoyes (2019)

With the opening of the Renoir home to the public two years ago, the village has been able, for the first time, to offer visitors to Essoyes the pleasure of seeing original works of art.

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Back Home in Essoyes…

Well, after six weeks away–nearly a week in Paris in February, followed by five weeks in Washington–I am back home in Essoyes….

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January in Essoyes (2019)

“This month I found myself inside our village church on three separate occasions–two of them large public events that filled the church with people–once with people mourning, once with them celebrating. The other time I found myself inside there completely alone, not exactly seeking solace, but finding it anyway…

Continue Reading January 27, 2019 at 10:56 am 2 comments

Remembering Madame Cintrat…

“…this year, on the evening of New Year’s Day, the church bells in Essoyes tolled. They were not pealing joyously, as they had that very morning, to welcome a new year: they were now tolling mournfully, because Mme. Cintrat had died on Christmas Day,..”

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End-of-Autumn Thoughts…

“…I was lucky to be able to celebrate Thanksgiving this year with a wonderfully mixed group of American, French, and British friends at the home of the one other American in Essoyes this weekend….”

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A Fond and Sad Farewell to Bernard Pharisien, Beloved Son of Essoyes

A tribute to our beloved local historian…how we will miss him!

Continue Reading November 23, 2018 at 10:45 am 5 comments

An interview with Lin Wenjie, recipient of the Bourse Renoir

An interview with artist Lin Wenjie, recipient of the 2016 Bourse Renoir….(in English and in French)

Continue Reading October 26, 2018 at 10:01 am Leave a comment

It’s been an exciting week in Essoyes…

Most of the time my life here is pretty quiet, and that is a large part of the reason I love it so much. In Essoyes I have found a place where peaceful solitude, and the ability to concentrate on my work is fairly easy to achieve.
But last week was different….

Continue Reading October 17, 2018 at 11:03 am Leave a comment

Back Home in Essoyes…

“…I had never really thought about whether or not I had a sacred place before being asked this question; but indeed Essoyes is the one place in this world where over the past couple of years I have felt my soul settling into its most appropriate spot. And there is a deep contentment that goes along with having found that place at last…”

Continue Reading August 20, 2018 at 9:10 pm 5 comments

Spring AT LAST!!!!

…I think I can (cautiously) announce that spring is finally here. At least in Essoyes,  and all over France…

Continue Reading April 25, 2018 at 11:24 am Leave a comment

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