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    Waiting for the Scottish bagpipes in Aubigny-sur-Nère…


    Aubigny-sur-Nère teddy bears Tourist Office © 2010 Scotiana

    As it has been the case for twenty-two years now, the Scottish-French festivities are going to take place in Aubigny-sur Nère on the 14th of July. The whole town will again resound cheerfully with music, cries of joy, and the clatter of horses’ hooves as […]

    The Sound of Bagpipes in Aubigny-sur-Nère…



    The emblematic Scottish bagpipe at the entry of Aubigny-sur-Nère © 2011 Scotiana


    Hi everybody !

    We’ve taken this photo at a crossroads on arriving at Aubigny-sur-Nère. Isn’t the bagpipe looking like some big greedy insect ready to plunge into the flowers to gather its lot of pollen!



    Close to Aubigny-sur-Nère, an Enchanted Stuart Castle : ‘Le Château de la Verrerie’


    Sologne pine forest and heather carpet at Nançay, Berry, France © 2010 Scotiana

    If you love Scotland, you will certainly also love this part of France, in Berry, where, a long long time ago the Scots came to our rescue to save our country before settling there… many inhabitants can […]

    The Scottish-French Auld Alliance Revives in the ‘Stuart City’ of Aubigny-sur-Nère

    Aubigny-sur-Nère church and half-timbered houses © 2010 Scotiana

    In the heart of France, on the borders of romantic Sologne and Berry, the flowered little town of Aubigny-sur-Nère, with its old church and picturesque half-timbered houses, boasts a rich Scottish heritage on the ‘Route Jacques Coeur’.

    Aubigny-sur-Nère wrought iron piper © 2010 Scotiana

    So […]

    Aubigny-sur-Nère : a French Little Town in Berry Proudly Hoists its Scottish Colours


    Aubigny-sur-Nère City of the Stuarts Berry France © 2010 Scotiana

    A Scottish piper welcomes the visitor at the entry of the town…

    Aubigny-sur-Nère 'City of the Stuarts' Berry France © 2010 Scotiana

    Aubigny-sur-Nère 'City of the Stuarts' Berry France © 2010 Scotiana

    Pieces of tartan stretched like sails within bamboo frames […]