Le Bec-Hellouin | One of the most beautiful villages in France

A few weeks ago, as the Autumn colors were just starting to change, my in-laws drove up from Paris and we took them on a scenic drive to visit Le Bec-Hellouin, recently voted one of the most beautiful villages in France. Bec Abbey was absolutely gorgeous and the quaint village did not disappoint!

If you know me, you know how much I love long nature walks. Every season brings a symphony of colors and textures that ravish my soul and help re-establish balance for this busy, frazzled, tired mama. And now with Autumn here, my eyes and soul just can’t get enough of the colors everywhere. I don’t want to miss a thing and I’m just wishing that Autumn would last forever….

Thank heavens for cameras! Here are a few of my photos. Enjoy!

Autumn at the Bec-Hellouin, one of the most beautiful villages in France | Trilingual Mama

I’ve got this thing for tree tunnels.

Autumn at the Bec-Hellouin, one of the most beautiful villages in France | Trilingual Mama

The church of Saint André.

Autumn at the Bec-Hellouin, one of the most beautiful villages in France | Trilingual Mama

Lovely foliage infused with light and sprinkled with a dusting of changing colors.

Autumn at the Bec-Hellouin, one of the most beautiful villages in France | Trilingual Mama

I am so grateful for my family that is always willing to come on these walks.

Autumn at the Bec-Hellouin, one of the most beautiful villages in France | Trilingual Mama

What greater gift can you ask for than a precious little boy who shares all his treasures with you?

Autumn at the Bec-Hellouin, one of the most beautiful villages in France | Trilingual Mama

But beware this treasure is not edible! It’s actually called a horse chestnut and is very poisonous if eaten. I love the non-poisonous kind of chestnuts, roasted, steaming hot, and wonderfully delicious, but not this one!

Autumn at the Bec-Hellouin, one of the most beautiful villages in France | Trilingual Mama

The Saint Nicholas Tower.

Autumn at the Bec-Hellouin, one of the most beautiful villages in France | Trilingual Mama

I’ve also got a thing for roses, especially roses in rustic settings.

Autumn at the Bec-Hellouin, one of the most beautiful villages in France | Trilingual Mama

A typical Normand house in the village.

Autumn at Le Bec-Hellouin, one of the most beautiful villages in France | Trilingual Mama

Every last detail. Red roses. Pretty touches of color and beauty everywhere.

Autumn at the Bec-Hellouin, one of the most beautiful villages in France | Trilingual Mama

Another quaint abode. It’s for rent! Furnished! Any takers?

Autumn at Le Bec-Hellouin, one of the most beautiful villages in France | Trilingual Mama

And finally, when I grow up, I want to have a pretty mailbox, just like this one.

How about you? Do you have a favorite place you like to go to see the Autumn colors?

Lou Messugo

13 Responses

  1. risingeden says:

    Your photos are so beautiful Maria! I especially love the tree tunnel too. My children call them “God tunnels” because they were created by the hand of God. Isn’t that awesome! I didn’t teach them that – they just started it on their own when my olders were very little. It thrills my heart a little every time I hear them say it. :)

  2. Olivia says:

    Je n’avais jamais entendu parler de ce village, j’en prends note !
    J’habite à côté de la Cité Universitaire et du Parc Montsouris à Paris. En automne les ginkgo sont tellement sublimes, il y en a plusieurs dans ces deux endroits et je fais souvent des détours pour aller les voir.
    Merci pour ce post plein d’air frais

  3. Your photos are beautiful Maria, I particularly love the church door, the first rose (with the street out of focus behind, such great composition in this one) and the letter box. You have an eye for detail.Thanks for sharing with #AllAboutFrance.

  4. This is so charming! great photos! # allaboutFrance

  5. Liene says:

    Your photos bring back such wonderful memories of France for me, thank you!

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