Romanesque Church Hunt Looking for churches and other France adventures.

April 7, 2007


Filed under: — Karen @ 12:13 pm

fig-aboutus1.jpg I have had the joy and privilege to travel with really good friends to France every year for the last 11 years accompanied by various combinations of parents, sisters and other friends.

This year in 2008 we will be traveling back to the Ardeche, a marvelous region with Provencale warmth and a rugged beauty all its own.

In this blog you will see many posts about the churches on the other side of the Rhone in the Drome Provencale where we did church hunting last year.

Each year we rent a fantastic house usually in either Provence (Western Provence near Avignon & Mont Ventoux, Ardeche, Drome Provencale, Luberon) or Languedoc (Minervois, Carcassonne, Cote Vermeille.) We have also visited Paris, Burgundy, the Dordogne, the Alps, Loire Valley, Cote d’Azur. And tacked on to these stays in France were detours to Rome, Tuscany, Barcelona, Switzerland, Portofino Coast, South Tyrol, Venice, Copenhagen, Madrid, Stockholm.

road-aboutus.jpgIn these travels, we have become enamored of the simple country church and use it as the fulcrum for the exploration of our neighborhood  and surrounding countryside in each area that we visit.  By searching for these tranquil and ancient landmarks, we venture where we might not have thought to go and look for the details of a place on a truly local level.


  1. Hi Karen – I just read your email and checked out your blog – I’m very impressed and I’m way behind the times (I am clueless about blogs)
    Do you check your blog while you’re traveling?
    If you do – have a great trip!

    Comment by Susan — May 31, 2007 @ 2:40 pm

  2. Hello… Just to say thank you for a beautiful blog… Thanks to you, I’m discovering the countryside around me (I live in ST Paul 3 châteaux…)
    So beautifully written too…

    Comment by Mylène — May 25, 2008 @ 7:24 pm

  3. Dear Mylene,

    Thank you so much for your comments. You are SO LUCKY to live in St. Paul 3 Chateaux. What an amazing place! I’ll be starting new posts from this year’s trip, but more on the other side of the river in Ardeche. But I hope to spend time in Drome in the future–it’s marvelous.

    Comment by Karen — July 19, 2008 @ 2:54 pm

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    Comment by Paul — October 19, 2009 @ 5:37 pm

  5. Dear beloved,
    How interesting that I should come across your website and that you & other beloved brethren are dwelling in togetherness. I bless the name of the Lord for what you are doing in the body of Christ. It is wonderful to see men and women of God stand firm in faith and declare the message of Jesus Christ.

    My name is Isaac married to Emily. We are working in the body of christ by house Churches network relationship in Kenya East Africa. I was greatly touched and ministered to when I came a cross your Ministry page. God bless you greatly for obeying his Voice to minister this kind of healing to the Body of Christ.

    I want to encourage you both to continue to re-discover your true identities and walk this earth reflecting the Love of Christ. Life is but a journey…. that leads us back into the Father heart of God. Don’t let religious concepts stand in the way of TRUTH…. for the doctrine of men only lead to certain death but relationship with the Father leads to a NEW & LIVING way. Jesus said ” my words are SPIRIT & LIFE ” Let the Spirit guide and teach you in all HIS ways. The world is looking for something….. we have what they are looking for. I’m not talking about getting them “saved” no, no, no, but rather they have an encounter with the ONE who Loves them from before the foundations of this known world. That of course is the Christ in us ! ( not just us but to every person on this earth who is born of a woman ) There are no laws, rules, or regulations to follow for it is written on our hearts. Jesus came to set us free from the law of sin & death. Beloved you are FREE indeed.

    Would you please pray with us about the possibility of Coming to Africa some day if the Lord allows and may be do some ministry in this area? We have several house Churches network in Kenya pray that one day the lord may send you to come and strengthen our network with what God has put in you for the glory of the body of Christ. Please pray and see if the Lord leads. My heart has been to unite the friends and families for the love of Christ, as the bible says in Luke 10. I believe the dream of Jesus as in John 17 was to see the strong relationship united and show the world that we are one..

    May God bless you as we continue praying for you and looking forward to hearing from you.
    God bless you and keep you.

    Yours in Christ.

    Isaac & Emily Mukweyi

    Comment by Isaac & Emily — January 8, 2010 @ 6:33 pm

  6. Greetings beloved

    The heart of the Kingdom is One with the Father and One with one another. That means becoming who Christ is in this physical body. To willingly lay down our humanity wrapped up in that first Adam is no easy task. Our soul wants nothing more than to rule over the body seated within our minds. Its tentacles reaches out to every emotion, desire, lust, pride, selfishness, pain, anger, jealously, etc,etc,etc,

    We are all at different places on this journey of putting that first Adam to rest. It will take much Grace along with Forgiveness to bury him within the soil of our humanity. Not just for ourselves but for others as well. I extend that Love, Grace, & Forgiveness to you my dear brother. May the Lord of all Hosts bring the beloved together as One Body with all knees bowed to the One who is King.

    May you be Encouraged,

    In his Love

    Isaac & Emily

    Comment by Isaac & Emily — January 8, 2010 @ 6:44 pm

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