Lost in the forest.

Perdus dans la forêt
Lost in the forest

English version below the pictures

La duchesse Carole, à cheval suivie de son chevalier Thierry  conduisant une calèche étaient perdus en forêt. Heureusement il rencontrèrent un vieux panneau indicateur qui leur indiqua une direction et où ils étaient. Les anciens panneaux indicateurs étaient perchés en haut d’un haut poteau si bien que les voyageurs pouvaient le lire assis sur leur monture ou sur le siège de leur calèche . La pale lumière de la lune était suffisante. Pas besoin de chandelle!

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The Duchess Carole , horseback, followed by her Knight Thierry riding a carriage, were lost in a forest. Fortunately they met an old l indicator pannel that told them a direction and where they were . Those ancient road signs were perched at the top of a pole so that the travellers could read being sat on the horses or on the seat of the carriage . The pale light of the moon was sufficient to read without needing a candle !

Ils rencontrèrent un autre panneau indicateur

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They met another indicator pannel

Puis encore un autre qui indiquait la direction d’un château

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Then still another one which indicated the direction of a  castle

Le soleil se levait . La scène était magnifique , presque irréelle. C ‘était un château de style renaissance . Mais ce n’était pas leur maison!

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It was the dawn and the sunrise offered a magnificent scenery.. It was a  Renaisssance style castle .  But it was not their house !

Ils rencontrèrent plusieurs panneaux indicateurs , tout à fait bienvenus. pour les mettre sur la bonne direction.

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They met several old roads signs quite welcome to put them in the right direction

….et de panneau en panneau ils arrivèrent à leur maison , enfin!. Carole  stationna un moment sur la route pour assurer la sécurité de l’ attelage .  Après quoi ils donnèrent à boire et à manger aux courageux chevaux  et se réconfortèrent ensuite .   Quelle aventure !
Cette histoire se situe-t-elle  entre rêve et réalité?

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…. And from a pannel to another they arrived at home , at last. Carole remained during a short time at the middle of the street to warrant the safety of the carriage . Afterwards they gave to the courageous horses drink and eating then conforted each other. What an adventure !
Is  this story  located between dream and reality?

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68 Responses to Lost in the forest.

  1. blb1 says:

    Some how I bet they had chosen this route before. Interesting post Michel.

  2. What a wonderful adventure…I’m glad they found their way! ❤

  3. Lavinia Ross says:

    What a wonderful adventure they had, Michel! 🙂 Much love to you and Janine. ❤

  4. puffpop says:

    What a fascinating story….A forest, a horse and a princess…I’ve read some great fairy tales that had those elements. Something enchanting about a forest. Anyway, I’m glad that she found her way out and is safe.

  5. mrswrangler says:

    Glad they found the way home

  6. jstnotherday says:

    Greetings Michel, I enjoyed this short story of yours. 🙂

  7. fauquet véronique says:

    Ces jolis panneaux sont porteurs d’histoire et emprunts d’une certaine poésie. Ils sont aussi bienveillants : ils ont permis à Lololle et à son chevalier de ne pas se mettre en retard pour l’apéritif ! Ha ha !!!

  8. I think it could be dream or reality…or both. Any which way, it’s a wonderful story!

    Sometimes going in the wrong direction, or getting lost, takes us on a good adventure! 🙂

    Glad The Duchess and The Knight, and their beautiful horses, were safe and found their way home. To their home. 🙂

    The photos are wonderful, Michel!
    HUGS and ❤ !!! 🙂

  9. Isabel Capillas says:

    Glad they were able to find their way. Feels like I am reading from a story book with a happy ending.😙🤗😀

  10. Carole says:

    J aurai bien aimé m arrêter à ce magnifique château avec ses belles écuries .Beau rêve bravo je t embrasse

  11. They may have been lost for a short time, but what an adventure they had and can look back on. Thanks for sharing, Michel.

  12. Susan Joos says:

    What a beautiful castle! Can’t imagine calling a place like that “home”. Glad they found their way back! What an adventure!

  13. Rachel says:

    Beautiful places to see!
    Today it is wet and cold. It is the first day of deer hunting with gun. I would not want to be sitting out in a deer blind today!

  14. Julie E says:

    Wonderful photographs Michel

  15. nannyfountain says:

    Sounds like a wonderful fairy tale with a fairy godmother somewhere about and the pictures are perfect! ❤

  16. Marion Manson says:

    Michel, I loved your narration of this! Those old Street signs are great. Carole and her husband have a wonderful life with their beautiful 🐴 horses! ❤

  17. A tale worthy of King Arthur and the Kingdom of Camelot! A fantasy to be savored and enjoyed!

    • Your comment, Nancy, teachs me about this recent online game but It recalls me also the round table knights in the arthurian legend . Please read this : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_Table
      This first story has been written in the norman language by Wace . It was at a time when the duke of Normandy had just conquered England (William the conqueror ) at the XI th century
      Love ❤

      • I have read many books about the legend of King Arthur, the One and Future King. It fascinates me! It’s a lovely and very bittersweet story. It’s interesting that it originates in Normandy, the area where your daughter lives. Your daughter does make a beautiful Guinevere. Your daughter’s story is a much happier one, though! I need to visit France and spend more time so I can see some of these places!

      • Yes Nancy all of those legends or stories about and around the King Arthur are captivating.

  18. Eat Right Chef Louisa says:

    Michel, this story sounds like a fairytale! It was very amusing to read.

  19. mimiwi2013 says:

    I would have loved to ride in the wagon behind Carole. What a nice journey. And it is nice that the wagon can be driven in town, too. Don’t think that could be done here. I also love the old direction signs. The castle is magnificent, as is the fancy gate in front. One sad thing about most of the U.S., is that old is not revered enough. Everything seems to have to brought “up to date”. Good in some ways, but also sad to lose the old. Have loved your journey to visit Carole and Thierry. It looks like it was very relaxing for you and Janine also!! I miss being able to travel!!

  20. mcbery says:

    Looks like such a lovely lost in the forest time! Your country is so rich with historic things. Would love to visit sometime. 🙂 Blessings Michel.

  21. Cheri Herald says:

    What memories they are making out riding together!

  22. cocosangel says:

    That is a wonderful mystery. I loved that Castle.

  23. Sounds like a wonderful (and maybe tiring) adventure. I love the photos.
    Hugs.

  24. neilc693 says:

    The Château d’Ô ? That’s not Montpellier, is it?

  25. Barbara Lenhard says:

    What a wonderful Fairy Tale story. I only like stories with happy endings so this one is perfect. Glad that The Dutchess and her Knight found thir way back home.

  26. Zakiah says:

    To happen on to castles and palaces while being lost, is something of a fairy tale adventure! What stories and memories they will share!! Glad they were able to return home unharmed and happy.

  27. It does have the feel of a fairy tale, Michel!

  28. cjjustice1 says:

    This is such a special story! I like how you told it! I guess that Duchess Carole’s knight Thierry was also the one who mad magic with photos he took. I was transfixed from the first beautiful picture, right down to the last! ❤

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