Posted by: ankneredelstein | October 5, 2008

Brief Images In Around Fontaines, France

Beaven starting the tour of baths of Fontaines.

Beaven starting the tour of baths of Fontaines.

One of the food vendors at the Sunday market in Chagny.

Each Sunday, the open market in Chagny, a few miles from Fontaines is THE place to get your farm-fresh cheeses, sausages, cured and uncured meats, veggies, fruits, breads and really cheesy clothing.  Very popular and very crowded, but always rewarding.  It’s one of our standard shopping routines.  Great fun and tasty.  Oh yeah…you should always stop at a cafe after shopping for a quick expresso or glass of wine before heading home.

The roast chicken, beef and rabbit vendor at the Sunday market in Chagny.

One of the most popular vendors at the Sunday market in Chagny is the little trailer with rotisserie chicken, beef and rabbit.  The skewers of chickens hang over bins of carrots and potatoes slowly basting them with roast chicken drippings.  You order a whole chicken, rabbit or roast beef (you can get portions of the beef if you want), “avec sauce” or “sans sauce” (they will put your purchase in a bag and pour drippings in if you wish).  Really, really good.  Best roasted chicken ever.  Our standard Sunday meal is to get a poulet roti, then make soup with it later in the week.  Awesome flavors and really fun to buy.  The smell from the vendor’s trailer is intoxicating and wonderful.

Evening sky from our apartment in Fontaines - Late September.

Evening sky from our apartment in Fontaines - Late September.

Olive selection (one vendor!) at Chagny market on Sundays.

Olive selection (one vendor!) at Chagny market on Sundays.

The selection of olives at the Chagny market is stunning.  The picture above is only one of 3 different olive vendors seducing the customers with their various varieties of plain and marinated olives.

You can ride your ATV to the local bar in France.  Always handy.

You can ride your ATV to the local bar in France. Always handy.

A garden courtyard entry in Fontaines. (you walk DOWN under the arch to enter the main garden)

Click HERE for larger image of this garden entry. (2mb)

Roses are everywhere in Bourgogne. Even in the Autumn.

Roses are everywhere in Bourgogne. Even in the Autumn.

Another Autumn sunset sky in Fontaines

Another Autumn sunset sky in Fontaines

One of the unique Lavoir (baths) in Fontaines, France.

One of the unique Lavoir (baths) in Fontaines, France.

Backside of a Lavoir in Fontaines, France with viney shrub.

Backside of a Lavoir in Fontaines, France with viney shrub.

Typical cows and fence gate in Fontaines, France.

Typical cows and fence gate in Fontaines, France.

Beaven walks along our typical farmstead road in Fontaines, France.

Beaven walks along our typical farmstead road in Fontaines, France.

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