Bois-le-Roi

Last year I posted some meanderings about our current home of Bois-le-Roi, so just a few notes here. Bois-le-Roi is about 35 minutes by train south of Paris, with a population of about 5,600.

Our “home away from home” in Bois-le-Roi:

The cottage in which we're staying. Penny and Pierre's children called it "Snow White's Cottage" when they were kids, so we've named in chez Snow White." That's our bedroom window at the top.

The cottage in which we’re staying. Penny and Pierre’s children called it “Snow White’s Cottage” when they were kids, so we’ve named it chez Snow White.” That’s our bedroom window at the top.

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Our "dining room."

Our “dining room.”

Lunch time! We eat every meal we can outdoors, weather permmitting.

Lunch time! We eat every meal we can outdoors, weather permmitting.

Cheese plate! This is a small amount of cheeses that Gilles brought back from Auvergne. Clockwise from the top: St. Nectaire, Saler, Tomme de Brebi, Bleu de Laqueuille.

Cheese plate! This is a small amount of cheeses that Gilles brought back from Auvergne. Clockwise from the top: St. Nectaire, Saler, Tommes de Brebi, Bleu de Laqueuille.

Here is an example of one thing that fascinates us about France: we went for a walk with our friend Mary yesterday. We walked a little bit into the forest that surrounds Bois-le-Roi and came upon these two stones, about a half mile apart:

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What’s fascinating is that no one knows what they are, when they were placed there, nor why. The one of the left has “778” carved into it; the one on the right “777.” Maybe they marked the boundary of the forest, but no one knows. Gotta love a real-life mystery, don’t you? Mary says there are many of these markers in the area.

That’s a quick look at our current digs. We really like this town, a typical small French town; nothing special, really, but still…special to us.

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One Response to Bois-le-Roi

  1. Margaret Geffrey says:

    So where are the seven dwarfs? Must be in the ivy? Such a cute and cozy cottage!!

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