vendredi 4 mai 2018

Apremont-sur-Allier


Le mois de mai continue avec son festival de fleurs que je ne me lasse pas de photographier.

Ce joli mois est habituellement l’occasion d’une visite dans le magnifique village d’Apremont-sur-Allier. Il est classé parmi les plus beaux villages de France et n'usurpe pas son titre ! Ce site de style médiéval a été remis en valeur dans la période de l’entre deux guerres par un riche maître de forge. Il est surplombé par un beau château qui ouvre les portes de son parc floral aux visiteurs.


The month of May and its festival of flowers make the delight of my camera!

This pretty moment of the year is usually the occasion for a visit to the wonderful village of Apremont-sur-Allier. It is listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France and it really well deserves its reputation.  This medieval style site was renovated in the interwar years by a rich ironmaster. It is overlooked by a beautiful castle that opens the doors of its floral park to visitors.





La chose à ne pas manquer en ce moment est la tonnelle de glycines qui envoûte par son parfum suave. 


The highlight of the moment is the arbour covered with sweet-smelling wisteria, white and purple joining at the top of the vault.






L’autre curiosité du parc est le petit pont chinois dont la couleur vive égaie le site. Un véritable petit bijou!   

The other oddity of the park is the Chinese bridge whose vivid red colour enhances the site. A real little gem!




Linking up with Friday Foto Friends on Debbie's blog.

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    1. Thank you, Kira! This place is very beautiful whatever the season. Have a nice weekend! Sandrine

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  2. Oh, how beautiful Apremont-sur-Allier is! It truly looks like heaven on earth and I can just imagine the exquisite fragrances that waft in the spring air. Those Wisterias are breathtaking and the photo of you, Sandrine, is lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Kim! This place is out of time, indeed! Wishing you a nice weekend! Sandrine

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  3. Сандрин,прекрасная деревня,красивая,,как сказка.
    К большому сожалению,,не видела как цветет глициния.
    Красивые фотографии.Надежа.

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    1. Thank you, Nadezhda! Wisteria often grow on fences or on walls and they give a romantic and vintage touch to the place. Have a nice weekend! Sandrine

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  4. Incredibly beautiful! Nature can create sceneries better than in any fairy-tale!

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    1. Thank you, Szveta! A visit to this place is indeed a travel in time!

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    1. Thank you, Irina! The place is really beautiful, indeed! Have a nice weekend! Sandrine

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    1. Thank you, Ludmila! It could be a good place for a fairy tale film setting, that's true! Have a nice weekend! Sandrine

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  7. Very nice, sunny and cozy! The Chinese bridge gives a special charm!
    I planted such decorative purple onions in my garden as balls. But he grew up ridiculous. When bloom, I will show.

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    1. Thank you, Tatyana! The place is a botanic garden and there are umpteen varieties of plants. Professional gardeners take care of them and I envy their skills! I look forward to seeing your purple onions! I wish you a nice weekend! Sandrine

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  8. It really is a very beautiful place. It is not hard to understand why you enjoy it so much.

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    1. Thank you, David. The place is a very successful destination for botany amateurs but also for bird lovers because there is a special site near the village where storks have a break on their migration way. I wish you a nice weekend. Sandrine

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  9. Such a beautiful town Apremont-Sur-Allies is,dear Sandrine!
    An amazing place to visit and enjoy the lovely surroundings and nature!
    Gorgeous pictures of the Wisterias and the Chinese bridge!
    Nice to see you smiling and enjoying your visit! Wishing you a lovely weekend!
    Dimi...

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    1. Thank you, Dimi! I always feel fine in this place, whatever the moment of the year. It is cut off from the noise of traffic and I feel out of time. I wish you a happy and sunny weekend! Sandrine

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  10. Sandrine I like your cheerfulness and wonderful journey! The village of Apremon-sur-Alier looks like a flower paradise! Wisteria is simply fabulous and the bridge is picturesque.
     Good weekend!

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  11. Thank you, Tanya! It may seem repetitive but I am never tired of this spring outing and I am always amazed at the beauty of the park. I wish you a nice evening! Sandrine

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  12. Great walk. Such old and attractive buildings, which are so carefully preserved. I wonder what is inside of them? It has always been curious to see the interior decoration of old houses. Gardens created by professionals are always interesting to consider and every time you are amazed how it is possible to create such beauty from simple plants.

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    1. Thank you, Irina! In fact some people live in the houses, with all the modern amenities! They cannot be visited. The man who financed the restoration of the village wanted it to be a place for living, not just a museum. It must be wonderful to open one's windows on the park every morning, but at the same time many visitors try to peep into the houses, which must be unpleasant for the inhabitants. Wishing you a nice weekend! Sandrine

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    2. Thank you for the clarification. Yes, whatever the old house was, the owners are uncomfortable when they violate private space.

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  13. Fabulous landscapes!The wisterias are stunning,just breathtaking!!!Nice to "meet" you!Hugs,dear Sandrine,thanks for sharing!

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  14. Thanks a lot, Maristella! Have a nice day!

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  15. Beautiful place!We have now also the Wisteria blooms and pleases us.I like purple Wisteria.

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    1. Thank you, Ksenyia! I also prefer purple wisteria, it usually gives bigger flowers and there is something more romantic about it. Have a nice evening!
      Sandrine

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  16. Thank you, Beáta! I put these photos in a scrapbooking album.
    Have a nice evening! Sandrine

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  17. such amazing place! just magical! I hope I will visit it one day!

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    1. I am sure you would enjoy the place, Kica! Wishing you a nice day! Sandrine

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  18. Que maravillosa casa y que precioso jardín!!! besos

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    1. Si, es un lugar encantador! Gracias Chelo y besitos!

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  19. quel magnifique lieu enchanteur
    j'adore ces jardins, ces bâtisses
    merci du partage
    calins à qui tu sais bizou

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    1. Merci Karine! Pudding n'as pas le droit d'entrer dans ce beau jardin pour y courir comme une folle ou arracher le gazon de ses pattes arrières après ses petites pauses pipi! On lui pardonne ses petites folies et elle aura son câlin en échange de celui qu'on envoie à Emy. Bisous

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  20. Hello dear Sandrine,
    almost everything is gorgeous in this post: the old buildings, the gardens, the wisterias and you... But I don't like the Chinese bridge. I can't help it. :)
    Your previous post is wonderful too. Lily of the valley has been chosen the "national flower" of Finland, it's so much appreciated here.
    You too, have a lovely weekend!
    Bisous

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    1. I can understand that the red bridge may not be to everyone's taste, it is a bit garish in the peaceful environment of the garden. The park contains two other chinoiseries, but they blend more discreetly with the landscape.
      You have a very lovely "national flower"! In France, lily of the valley has the place of honour on the first of May.
      Bisous to you too!

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