Saturday, June 29, 2019


We made our way to Gerberoy in Picardie to see and smell the roses, a week after the village's rose festival, and a week before the terrible heat wave that has hit France--and just in the nick of time.
Gerberoy, a medieval country village, is classed as one of the most beautiful in France. In 1901, post-impressionist painter, Henri le Sidaner installed himself there and transformed the ruins of Gerberoy's ancient fortifications into a suspended garden where he did some of his best paintings. He also led a campaign to plant climbing roses throughout the village. They teem with blossoms in the early weeks of June.

juste à temps:  just in time; in the nick of time

©2019 P. B. Lecron

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