La chatelaine Lara Lunow

Fantastic Picnic at St. Florentin

For an impression of the first Fantastic Picnic as part of the Fête de la Gastronomie held in September in St. Florentin see the video on Youtube.

Start an B&B? Think twice!

Dutch Opzij editor Maaike Schoon wrote an interesting article about starting a B&B in France. You can read my contribution: “Je eigen B&B? Blijf er vooral van dromen” on

St. Florentin: Antiques Town

June 2011:

News: I’m just elected as Présidente of the Tourist Office in St. Florentin and one of my goals is turn St. Florentin into an antiques

town. If you are interested in brocante and antiques or if you would like to instal yourself in France, now is the time. See: for more information.

Sorry folks but my garden blog is written in the Dutch language.

But to give you an example

March 2009

Our garden was published in the French book Jardins de Bourgogne in March 2009. Of course we are very proud about this achievement and we bought several copies for our guests to enjoy in the gites.

boek Jardins de Bourgogne

Patrice Milleron (text) en Laurence Toussaint (foto), Editions Ouest-France

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