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  1. Vanessa
    5th September 2020 @ 11:59 am

    Fascinating post. Saint-Antonin is about 10 km from us. I certainly wouldn't live in the town – heaving in summer and freezing in winter by the river. It has its charms, though, and the scenery is wonderful.

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  2. Lindylou
    5th September 2020 @ 2:40 pm

    Wow Beth what a beautiful place and at last Jack joined you for a walk to see the views. You certainly have some beautiful little towns and villages to explore. Quaint little streets and quirky buildings along with stunning views, what a treasure and delight to find. Love the photos x

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  3. Sandy Shelby
    5th September 2020 @ 4:11 pm

    Beth, You have made my day with your luscious descriptions of breathtaking vistas and meandering
    Walkways through the ancient buildings of Saint Antonin
    Noble Val ! Sympathies for Jack in his search for parking
    Space ! I have been there !

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  4. Rebecca
    5th September 2020 @ 6:42 pm

    Breathtaking views and a wonderful fascinating history. What a hidden treasure.

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  5. Colin P
    5th September 2020 @ 10:51 pm

    What an amazing place, Beth. Thank you for the tour. A part of France we must visit one day, before all the tourists come crowding back!

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  6. Vallypee
    6th September 2020 @ 8:46 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, Beth. I love It! Definitely on my wishlist of places to go now! It’s a pity that lovely river isn’t navigable for anything other than canoes. I love your descriptions of the town…a place for cat lovers too, not that Jack seemed so impressed 😀

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  7. Amy M. Reade
    6th September 2020 @ 4:30 pm

    Beth, I loved this! I'm compiling your posts in a folder for inspiration and ideas for my someday-trip to France. Very interesting history lesson, and beautiful photos. Thanks for the tour.

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  8. Beth Haslam
    6th September 2020 @ 6:57 pm

    Many thanks for reading it, Vanessa. Gosh, you do live in a beautiful area. Yes, I can quite understand why you wouldn't want to live in the town, it must be incredibly busy in the summer, and yes, freezing in winter. I must say we loved our day and found the scenery to be spectacular.

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  9. Beth Haslam
    6th September 2020 @ 6:59 pm

    Thanks so much for reading my account, Lindylou. Hah, yes, it took a bit of persuading, but I finally got Jack to come along. As you might imagine, he didn't regret it at all. We are so lucky to live in this beautiful area. 😀 xx

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  10. Beth Haslam
    6th September 2020 @ 7:01 pm

    Aw, I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Sandy, thank you. I can't tell you what a marvellous place it is, I must go back again in the winter to see more. Jack was very patient under the circumstances, it must be impossible to park during the high season!

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  11. Beth Haslam
    6th September 2020 @ 7:03 pm

    It really is hidden away, Rebecca. The views were quite extraordinary as was the entire little town. We both loved our outing. St. Antonin is a very special place. 🙂

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  12. Beth Haslam
    6th September 2020 @ 7:04 pm

    You're very welcome, Colin, I appreciate you reading it. You really must come, I'm certain you'd love it as much as we did. And yes, coming out of season has to be the best way to see it.

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  13. Beth Haslam
    6th September 2020 @ 7:07 pm

    I'm so glad you love it too, Val, it really is a showstopper of a place. If you ever did come I think I'd have to stick you in a canoe for the afternoon to get your watery fix as faring in a canal boat might prove a little too hairy! Poor Jack, he loves animals really… 😉

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  14. Beth Haslam
    6th September 2020 @ 7:09 pm

    Bless you, Amy, thank you very much for reading it. If you ever do get to our part of France you must add St. Antonin to your list, I think you would adore it.

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  15. Julie Watson
    7th September 2020 @ 11:35 am

    What a beautiful quaint town and such a lovely day out. France is on my bucket list and we had planned to visit this year. Actually should be there now. Hopefully one day we can visit towns like this one.

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  16. Beth Haslam
    7th September 2020 @ 5:48 pm

    It is a remarkable town, Julie, surrounded by extraordinary countryside, we loved our day out. I'm so sorry you missed out on your trip this year, what an horrid shame. Fingers crossed you are able to re-plan that trip soon.

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  17. Lorraine
    30th September 2020 @ 6:31 pm

    Wow Beth what a fascinating and fantastic little village! Well worth the initial problems with the satnav! The views are incredible and that white cliff reminds me of a similar white cliff we saw a few years ago when we went on a coach trip to Austria. I really love these old French villages, so very different from country villages here in the U.K..
    Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous day with us. 👍😁💕

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  18. Beth Haslam
    1st October 2020 @ 1:37 pm

    It truly is a pleasure to share our day with you, thanks so much for reading it. As you could see, the village is extraordinary, as is the gorge, how interesting that it reminds you of the white cliff you saw in Austria!

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