Overnight stay on our way to Grimaud

Overnight stay on our way to Grimaud

This post is about our overnight stay on our way to Grimaud. Phew, we made it after just over a years absence. It was an excellent journey without any major problems. The journey takes about twelve hours door to door so we decided to break our journey about halfway. We stayed in a lovely chambres d’hôte called L’Instant Feutré. It was situated in Curtil-Vergy in the Burgundian wine-growing area We had our own private suite in the wing of a traditional Burgundian winemaker’s house in a tiny hamlet, surrounded by fields of vines. We received a warm welcome from the owner and he cooked us the most delicious dinner.

Overnight stay on our way to Grimaud

Don’t you love the vintage Citroën. I just could not resist this photo opportunity. Details of my outfit are below.

Tranqil french countryside in the Burgundy wine district

It was such a lovely tranquil environment. Just what we needed after a long motorway journey

Overnight stay on our way to Grimaud

A quiet relaxation in the early evening sun. I am wearing my Cos pink dress from last season (similar), Fitflop sneakers and one of my St.Tropez scarves from last year. We are hoping to visit St.Tropez market so I might be able to buy a few scarves for the shop.

Classic french shutters

I think that I will let the pictures speak for themselves. Very traditionally French.

Overnight stay on our way to Grimaud

The next morning nostalgically saying goodbye to the tranquil burgundy countryside. I am wearing my navy comfortable trousers from Hopefashionuk. They are ideal for travelling. A plain white tee and my very old pink cardigan from Me&Em. It has lasted me for years but is beginning to wear out. So I have my eye on a couple of their new styles.

Classic French house and garden in the Burgundy region
Traditional french mirror

I loved this old french mirror which was hanging in our bedroom. I was experimenting while trying to take a photo of it and came up with this slightly strange composition!

Antique clock 1879

Another antique artefact in our bedroom.

A traditional French breakfast

A typical French breakfast.

I hope you enjoyed this review of our overnight stay on our way to Grimaud. Not much text today however I hope you have enjoyed these images. Follow me on Instagram where I will be posting more photos of my time in France.


  1. Eleni
    13th September 2021 / 16:39

    What lovely Happy Holiday snapshots. The outfit looks so summery and perfectly in keeping with the beautiful surroundings. Enjoy.

  2. Paris
    13th September 2021 / 16:53

    Wonderful, I also arrived at ma petite maison yesterday. I’ve missed it so much

  3. Heather
    13th September 2021 / 17:07

    How lovely! Thank you for posting so many … Enjoy your holiday…

  4. Francie
    13th September 2021 / 17:28

    Thank you so much! Living vicariously through you! Enjoy!

  5. Jo Johnston
    13th September 2021 / 18:21

    Lovely place! Your travel attire looks lovely, too!

  6. Valerie herring
    13th September 2021 / 18:27

    I had a Citroen 2cv like the one in your photo for nine years when my girls were small, we had much fun driving it! Loved the outfits.

  7. 13th September 2021 / 18:44

    Pretty, pretty, pretty – the lodgings, the landscape and you in your travel outfits. Love the car!

  8. 13th September 2021 / 19:49

    Thank you for all the travel pics. What a charming place to stay. I wish I could join you. Your outfits were also lovely.

  9. Dana
    13th September 2021 / 20:00

    Lovely photoes, lovely place, thank you

  10. Julia
    13th September 2021 / 21:39

    Lovely photos Josephine and it sounds a great place to stay. Would be interested to hear what you had for dinner.

    • 17th September 2021 / 17:24

      Hello Julia
      Lentille bio, truite fumé et vinaigrette aux herbes fraîches

      Pavé de Sandre, écrasé de légumes anciens, sauce oseille

      Tartelette tartin

  11. Bette
    13th September 2021 / 23:50

    Love all the photos and your outfits were adorable

  12. Mary ann Fitch
    14th September 2021 / 00:35

    Love reading all your info, London and Var. Stay safe and enjoy,. you are a special lady.

    • 17th September 2021 / 16:57

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment

  13. 14th September 2021 / 11:09

    Lovely images and you look lovely also. Enjoy your holiday.

  14. Josephine Geux
    14th September 2021 / 13:16

    Lovely images! I am so glad that you are able to go to the continent to Grimaud. I hope your place is not affected by the horrible fires that have raged through that part of the country.
    Stay safe and enjoy your vacation.

    • 17th September 2021 / 16:53

      Hello Josephine
      Luckily our apartment was not directly affected by the fires although they came quite close. However I have spent the last week spending at least an hour or two a day cleaning the grey ash dust off the floors and the furniture. I have just washed our white net curtains which were grey.

  15. Wendy
    14th September 2021 / 19:46

    Lovely to see your pictures. Hoping you’ll post lots more while you’re over there so that we can all enjoy a taste of France again. Have wonderful time!

  16. margieusa
    14th September 2021 / 21:23

    I am sooooo envious. Everything looks wonderful. Please enjoy. P.S., I notice you are wearing the scarf that I purchased from you; so pretty.

  17. Rebecca
    15th September 2021 / 06:24

    The photos are so lovely. Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

  18. 17th September 2021 / 07:47

    Ah, a moment of nostalgia for the bright yellow 2CV I drove throughout the 1980s which went for at least 80 thousand miles. Even though I’m not at all practical I could change the plugs, carburettor filter, fan belt and all sorts of things that require a mechanics training today. However I really wouldn’t want to drive it on Britain’s roads now with the weight of traffic and everyone ‘needing’ a 4×4 to drive to the shops.

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