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Iloved reading the article ‘Wheels of Fortune’ about the iconic Citroën 2CV ( Living France May 2018 issue). The descriptions and photos of the classic French car made a lovely read with a café crème and set me thinking ‘what if...’.
The photo of Robillard’s amazing wooden replica of a 2CV suddenly brought lovely memories of time with my children rushing into my mind.
We’d spent three days looking at houses in several regions pretending we were on an episode of A Place in the Sun – we even had several in budget, one over budget and one wild card! I’d promised the children and my husband a ‘holiday’ after the house-hunting so we spent six days at Bracieux with the intention of visiting friends and Château de Chambord. I hadn’t realised that right next door to the Huttopia campsite was the shop of chocolatier, Max Vauché. We saw our friends, but apart from that outing, the camper van stayed put.
The smell of the chocolate was so intense as we passed the place, thanks to liquid chocolate running down the wall just inside the entrance Willy Wonka style, it kept calling us back. We went on the tour, visited the shop and sampled the treats from the café du chocolat under a parasol.
The trigger for these lovely thoughts of truly happy family time? A car made of chocolate ( see above)! Karyn Thompson, Vale of Glamorgan
P.S. After considering the ‘wild card’, we are now all enjoying our part-time life in the ‘over-budget’ house in Haute-Vienne.
A car made out of chocolate at the Max Vauché chocolaterie in Bracieux, Loir-et-Cher