Sunday's picture and a song - "La Pluie" in Chartres

Chartres in the rain. Photo credit: Stephane

If you aren't familiar with the young French singer Zaz, please listen to "La pluie". "The Rain" is the song that has been playing in Paris all week. It traveled with us to Chartres yesterday and looks as if it plans to accompany us to the Loire Valley as well!

Le ciel est gris la pluie s'invite comme par surprise
elle est chez nous et comme un rite qui nous enlise
les parapluies s'ouvrent en cadence
comme une danse,
les gouttes tombent en abondance
sur douce France....




Chartres. Photo credit: Stephane.
Photo credit: Stephane

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  1. Have a great trip Mary Kay! can't wait to read more about it before we go! hope the weather clears up for you two!

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    1. Thanks, Kristen! We had a wonderful trip but the weather never really cleared up. I hope that you're having fun in the Loire Valley!

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  2. ah, I loved the song and the video--great images of Paris in the rain. And Chartres looks pretty in the rain too. It's funny how the French annunciate so distinctly all the syllables when singing but smother them all into one when speaking them.

    Have a great trip.

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    1. Interesting that you should say that because I had the same thought while listening to Zaz. Her annunciation (or something) reminds me of Edith Piaf.

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  3. Welcome to the Loire, I hope you're enjoying yourselves! I would blame you for bringing the rain except it's bloody been this way for weeks already (everywhere else too, I gather).

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    1. Thanks, Gwan! We had a wonderful time in your part of France, in spite of the rain. I really thought that you would have organized some sunshine for us!

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  4. Well I hope the sun has come out as it has here in Paris. Otherwise if it rains, you will just have to cuddle up together and watch the rain through the window of the Château. Have a wonderful time.

    Chartres looks lovely I must visit.

    Denise
    Love from Bolton

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    1. I'm pleased that the sun finally came out while you were in Paris, Denise!

      Chartres is well worth a visit. If you go, I've heard that the tour of the cathedral is supposed to be excellent. Unfortunately, we missed it this time around.

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  5. Chartres looks very romantic. Hope you get a little bit of sun, but lovely photos anyway.

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    1. Chartres is romantic - but what was strange after being in Paris is how deserted some parts of the town were. I guess that everyone else was wise enough to stay inside where it was nice and dry!

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  6. Great photos of a charming town. The featured video and song are lovely for the post, too.
    nancyb

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. I can't wait to see your photos! Please let me know when you upload them.

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  7. It's been raining for weeks here - we're ready for sunshine!

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    1. It's still cloudy in Paris. I hope that it's better in Brittany!

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  8. Chartres looks good even in the rain - at least in your photos! Thanks for the tip on Zaz.
    -Mark Craft

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    1. I'm happy that you enjoyed listening to Zaz. She has several other songs on YouTube that I like.

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  9. Loved the post and the song, Mary Kay! It's finally raining here in Boston, too. Cold and gray for a change — but kind of wonderful, actually.

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    1. Oh, no! I hope that Boston gets all of the cold, grey weather out of its system before we arrive on May 17 because I wasn't planning to bring my rain gear with me.

      And speaking of Boston, I was in Chartres with two Bostonians. I think that you may know one of them.

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