Saturday, May 29, 2010

Moret-sur-Loing

When our local contact who lives in Moret-sur-Loing offered  to take us  to his village, many local french suggested us to take this, calling it a beautiful place, an abode of painters, especially Impressionist painter Alfred Sisley. I neither knew impressionist painting nor Alfred Sisley, though later, I could see his works on the net.

Moret-sur-Loing is only few miles away from Fontainebleau, A fairy tale like place so beautiful, words fail to describe. No wonder why Alfred would have chosen to spend his life here. It looks as if time has stopped, Its medieval structure, the cobbled stone pathways, the enchanting river gushing through the place. Wow, I am waiting to spend a couple of days here.
The delicacy of this place is a candy called Sucre d'Orge, a triangular shaped peppermint similar in shape and appearance to our vicks drops, but sweet in taste. I recall having tasted similar peppermint in my schooldays with a hint of coconut in it. The recipe is closely guarded for about 160 years now and the factory also boast of a museum for tourists to see the history of Sucre d'Orge.

Medieval buildings such as this and beautiful statues adorn the Town all along

 
La maison Raccolet a house of tourist attraction



An ancient facade probably called Façade François Ier


12th-century towers which takes to the river


Panoramic view of the right bank



The beautiful Right bank


14 comments:

Rajesh said...

Beautiful images. Old is gold.

Vaggelis said...

great photos and info all over your blog. well done.
thank you for your visit and kind comments

joshi daniel said...

so nice and beautiful!

Kannada Cuisine said...

Wow..this must be paradise..

R Sudhir Kumar said...

- Thanks Rajesh, old is always gold.

- Thanks Vaggelis, I was lucky to chance upon your blog.

- Joshi, always a great pleasure to get your comments.

- Yes K.., I did feel like I was in a paradise.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Gorgeous pictures indeed!

Babli said...

I appreciate for your wonderful and descriptive post. All the pictures are very beautiful.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Hi
Just happened to drop by. You have a wonderful post & a great set if pics. U r welcome to my blog.

Rgds
Ram

Indrani said...

Beautiful shots, wish to see them for real some day.

R Sudhir Kumar said...

-Phivos, Babli, Ramakrishnan and Indrani thanks for sharing my passion.

JPK said...

Thanks for the vote. What are you shooting on?

Leesa said...

Great pics!! Looks very beautiful!!

Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving a comment (also with the link to your blog). It's very nice!

Take care,
Leesa

R Sudhir Kumar said...

merci beaucoup! Leesa

Leesa said...

OHHH!! Beautiful pictures! They really give me the urge to go and travel now... I love the views of the chateau on the bank of the river- Soooo dreamy and peaceful!
THanks for sharing!
Have a great weekend...
Leesa