The garden behind the house is what we call a « jardin de curé », a pastor's garden ! Such a garden is traditionally left a little wild, a secret garden surrounded by high stone walls where the flowers grow naturally, budding, flowering and seeding with the rythm of the seasons.
Spring means the scent of lilacs, shortly followed by roses and lilies ; mid-summer the heady perfume of vast magnolia flowers. The ideal setting to relax in a deck-chair and rediscover the peace and pleasure of nature. And a little later, comfortably settled at a large wooden table, think afresh about tomorrow's projets.