England: Chawton – Looking for Jane Austen (part I)

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Last week we’ve had the most delightful shortbreak in England of which I will write many travelposts in the weeks and even months to come… so brace yourself for lots of England-posts 😀

The first two travelposts will be about Chawton, the little village in Hampshire, where Jane Austen lived her final and most productive years.

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Belgium: Antwerp – botanical garden

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Today’s travelpost is about  a haven of tranquility in the midst of the city… the botanical garden in Antwerp. Read more about this garden!

England: London – the gardens of Hampton Court Palace

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A fortnight ago my daughter Charlotte and I visited Hampton Court Palace. In last week’s post (click here) you could see the interior of  this royal palace in its full glory and today I spoil you with lots of pictures of the stunning gardens… Read more about the fabulous gardens of Hampton Court Palace!

Holland: Den Haag – Clingendael Park

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Today’s travel tip is about Clingendael Park near Den Haag. We visited this park (with superb Japanes garden!!) several years ago. I really wanted to make a post about it as it certainly is a top tip! Read more about Clingendael Park!

France: Normandy – part I : the gardens

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water garden with lily pond
Garden of Monet at Giverny

Last week we went to Normandy. We only went for 5 days which means we will have to go back one fine day as there are so many things to see and do in this part of France… cozy villages and harbor towns, beautiful gardens, grand chateaus, cities full of history and culture, D-day beaches, rugged coastline and so much more ! In the next few tips ‘n trips posts, you can read more about what we visited on our trip to La Douce France.

Today I will tell you a bit more about 2 gardens we visited : Giverny and Les Jardins du Pays d’Auge. Read more about the gardens we visited in Normandy!