At home in Southern Burgundy

I created this blog to promote what Southern Burgundy has to offer: great way of life, beautiful countryside, fantastic weather and many colourful villages and towns to explore.

Keep in touch to find out what is happening with the local property market and what's going on in the area ......

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Burgundy summer - what a delight!

Just a quick post just to say how fab is this weather? So hot spent all day in my garden and at 8.30pm still very hot, with not a cloud in the sky! It has been summer since March!Am going back into my garden to have a typical French apertif and enjoy the view over the Burgundy hilltops.

Friday, 24 June 2011

A day in Macon

Just spent the day in Macon, which from the outside seems just on ordinary large French town, but once you take the time to stop and wander round the cobbled streets of its pedestrian area, you will find an array of shops and cafes where you can while away a pleasant afternoon. Also it is a great time to go as it is the sales at the moment - always a bonus!

After a few hours hard shopping, I treated my baby daughter to a crepe and ice cream in one of the many river side cafes. It is funny really as with the summer breeze from the river, you really feel like you are by the sea!!

A great day out, which I will definitely be repeating soon!

Cluny market

The market in Cluny every Saturday morning is well worth a visit. I went last Saturday for the first time and will definitely be going back tomorrow! It is situated on the main square behind the Abbey and cannot be missed as it takes up the whole square and winds off onto the smaller surrounding streets. The choice of stalls is huge, with local produce from the surrounding villages: fresh fruit and veg picked that morning, cheeses of all varieties, honey, plants, meat, fish, clothes, jewellery, arts and crafts, the list is endless.

It is sure there is something for everyone and a very nice morning out if you just want to take in the scenery and the friendly atmosphere thanks to cheerful stall holders, who if you don't speak French are willing to give English a go!!