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La Rentrée, Essoyes

What a busy week it has been in Essoyes! As if from Sleepytown to Busytown, France–overnight!…

Continue Reading September 7, 2019 at 9:48 am 6 comments

Summertime in Essoyes

The fields of colza and wheat are continuing to ripen, and all along the edges of the fields, the streets of the town, pushing up through the stones in the cemetery, the wildflowers continue in their subtle, determined progression through the season…

Continue Reading July 6, 2016 at 12:15 pm Leave a comment

My Lovely Little Village in the Heart of France

My little village in the heart of France offers a kind of peaceful and deeply satisfying daily life that is quite common in many little French villages–and hard to find many other places in the world. In Essoyes the connection between past, present and future is easier to feel, somehow–in the continuity of traditions as well as in the slow, inexorable change that is one of life’s constants.

Continue Reading June 24, 2011 at 7:54 pm 2 comments


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