Have you ever stumbled upon a small country village so enchanting that you thought to yourself, why don't we just move here, buy an old farm house and grow a garden, live life simply, and die of old age?
That's how I felt about Noyers-sur-Serein, in the beautiful Burgundy countryside.
It was absolutely magical there.
We stayed at this incredibly charming bed & breakfast called La Vieille Tour. In a home built in the 1600s, with stone walls and fireplaces. It felt like we'd stepped back in time.
The B&B is run by a lovely Dutch artist named Margaret, who prepared a beautiful breakfast for us of fresh breads, fruit preserves and croissants from the local bakery. We sat at the kitchen table with her & her partner for around 2 hours chatting about life over cups of rich, dark coffee.
Such is life in a small town.
We went for long walks through the cobblestone streets and into the hillside forests.
We had an amazing dinner at La Vieille Tour Restaurant (run by the B&B owner's son). If you ever should find yourself in this adorable small town, I'd highly recommend eating a meal there. We savoured in all the Bourgogne specialties like escargots and foie gras, local wine, magret de canard and the most incredible tarte au gingembre I could have ever imagined (a recipe which I am determined to crack once back home).
Needless to say, we loved it there.