Thursday doors: fooling around in Fougerolles

Posted: November 8, 2018 in Thursday doors
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Each time I visit France, my s-i-l and I explore, always finding something new or a different look at a place we’d formerly visited.  This year, due to a move, they live closer to Luxeuil-les-Bains, some of which you’ve already seen, and to Fougerolles, (Foo-juh-roll’) in the heart of the cherry district.  Fougerolles is known for kirsch and griottines, cherries macerated in eau de vie or kirsch.  Each year, there is a cherry festival, which we were fortunate enough to attend.  (More about that in a later post, of course.)

Naturally, there are plenty of interesting doors in Fougerolles.  Here are three.  The first is right along the main road leading through the town.  Step out of your door and across the sidewalk and you’re in the street!  Those lace curtains are quite something.

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But wait!  There’s more!

Strictly speaking, this isn’t a door, but a gate is a type of door.  I’m not sure where these steps go, perhaps to a place for garden.

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These bright, cherry-colored doors are the entrance to the cherry “factory” of Grandes distilleries PEUREUX, where you can buy all things cherry and more.  I’ve spent a few Euros there on bottles of delights to bring back home.  My only regret is that I can’t bring back more than two bottles and, of course, none in my carry-on. Sigh.  If you have time, take a look at the site.  The link should be for the English version.  There are lots of fun things to see there.  This part of the complex is very modern and cherry-colored.  Some of the rest is edged in this color.  It’s quite an eye-catching complex.

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  1. Dan Antion says:

    Those are gorgeous doors. And yes, a gate/opening is a door. Especially when it’s that pretty. Griottines sounds like a wonderful treat.

    • Griottines in the bottom of a champagne glass with a bit of Kirsch at the bottom and the rest filled with champagne or sparkling wine is SO refreshing. My s-i-l and I have a enjoyed such a drink more than once. 🙂

  2. Dymoon says:

    loved the blue railing. waves hello

  3. That first one couldn’t really be anywhere else but France….

  4. As beautiful as the curtains are, and as striking as the blue gate is, I’m enamored of the red doors. The full length handles are a delightful design feature.

  5. scr4pl80 says:

    Love that blue gate!

  6. anne leueen says:

    Wonderful vibrant colors in the doors!

  7. Fabulous finds! I love those bold pops of color in unexpected places.

  8. Norm 2.0 says:

    I love the lace curtains in the first one, and oh my how that red one pops off the screen!
    It must be so much fun exploring these places. I hope to spend some time exploring rural France one of these days 🙂

    • It’s lots of fun and very different from the big cities, which can be fun, too, but not nearly as relaxing. Lace curtains like that are found everywhere in this area and I love them, too.

  9. I watched ladies making or tating lace in Bayeau France many years ago, and can’t think of or see lace without remembering them. The work was exquisite!

    The cherry door is lovely and goodies sound yummy! How do you pronounce Luxeuil? It’s always a bit trick like Lux-ew-eel? Am I even close?

    • Lux soy, with the emphasis on the second syllable. The cherry goodies are indeed yummy and there will be more about them and the town in a later post or posts. 🙂 The lace making is quite something, although I suspect that the curtains seen everywhere aren’t actually handmade, although I could be wrong. Seems that would make them very expensive.

  10. Junieper/Jesh stG says:

    Happy that your adventures with your sister-in-law benefit also us:) Love that blue gate and railing!

  11. Leya says:

    So vibrant and alive, Janet. Love them

  12. Su Leslie says:

    Love that first door in particular. I am happily imagining the lives that have been lived behind those curtains. 😀

  13. belocchio says:

    And Elizabeth Arden thought she had conquered “the world of red doors”! I swoon with delight. In fact I think I shall head out to Ben Moore and buy a shiny, new, delicious paint colour. Cheers Virginia

  14. Love, love, love the blue. 🙂 I sprayed a trellis that color this year.

  15. Cherry doors to a cherry factory, lovely! I really like the curtains in the first door. You should visit more often. =)

  16. Love that first door, Janet. It could have been photographed in any town or village in Ireland. Remarkable how similar many of the old doors and shopfronts are in Europe.

  17. jazzytower says:

    Love that blue!! I see why you couldn’t pass it up:)


    • That’s okay, Gordon. I’m taking a bit of time off because of a very busy schedule, but it’s nice to get some comments and just keep in touch during the down time. Thanks.


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