The River Rance at Plaisance

The River Rance at Plaisance

The River Rance flows in a wide, shallow loop around the village of Plaisance, as if the village were a head asleep in the crook of an arm. We went down to the river, one afternoon; the day had been hot and Tom and Gabriel were in in a flash. Stones, fish, and deep tranquil [...]

The River Tarn, at Albi

The River Tarn, at Albi

Two views of the River Tarn at Albi, taken from the walled garden of the Berbie Palace, home and fortress of the Bishops of Albi and a stone's throw from the massive brick edifice of Albi Cathedral. The challenge here, for the travel photographer, was twofold - to find a pleasing composition which could combine [...]

La Fon del Mas, Aveyron

La Fon del Mas, Aveyron

I will not tell you what the rude son of our hosts - he was not with us in France, but his dad related the story with much relish - called the tiny hamlet of La Fon del Mas, which you pass through on the way down the hill from the Thompson's house, below, into [...]

The Village Fete at Coupiac

The Village Fete at Coupiac

I can think of no better way of expressing the joy and delight we experienced in France, on our recent holiday, reconnecting with family, relishing the countryside, with its steep hills and winding narrow roads, its rivers and old stone villages, enjoying the food and wine and the excellent company, than by sharing these images [...]