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Le fournil de Luc

Photo courtesy of Le fournil de Luc

We didn’t imagine when we moved here that we would be just 30 minutes away from an organic bakery and café, especially given how far everything else is from us.

But we are! And it’s wonderful :)

Fournil bio de Luc

Breakfast

On our first visit (of hopefully many) Shake sampled a chocolatine (the name for a pain au chocolat in the south of France) and I had a chocolate chip brioche.

Both were delicious and not as sweet as you would expect, which was perfect.

The coffee was great too and our waitress was adorable – completely charmed by our baby.

We couldn’t leave without buying some bread – maybe Shake will review it another time.

Fournil bio de Luc

Very pretty (and tasty) organic bread

We are sure to visit again soon :)

Bake

xoxo

 

 

Couiza Bio Festival

Festival entrance

Last weekend we visited the (14th!) annual Bio (Organic) festival in Couiza.

We weren’t looking for anything in particular, but were hopeful to see like-minded people and enjoy the surroundings with baby.

Alongside the produce market (fruits, vegetables, honey, bread, cheese, wine, herbs, seeds…) were craftspeople (selling clothes, handmade leather shoes, wicker baskets, tools, pottery, children’s toys), demonstrators, films, lectures and a whole area dedicated to green building/construction.

Bio market

The location was beautiful – stalls set alongside the river Aude – and the weather just perfect.

I especially enjoyed a stall where a lady had recycled children’s clothes into handbags – very creative! The place was full of families who would have probably been interested in the section for clothes swaps. Had we known this was here we would have brought the many clothes baby has now grown out of!

We didn’t stay for too long but I am already looking forward to the next festival when my french will hopefully be considerably better. One of the talks was about the role of the midwife in France – in the UK I was told to have a home birth next time so it would have been useful to listen to that lecture!

Market stalls

Bake

xoxo