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"Share with the visitor our passion for the region, express things with words that talk to people, succeed in easily conveying the reality of what were are living… That all that matters to me". Marie-Pierre Aubert - Welcome to the Farm in the Aisne.

They are gardener, restaurant-owner, sand yacht instructor, guide or baker. They are from Picardy... or not. With touching words, they open their secret garden : listen to the testimonials of these passionates and, you too, talk to us about the Picardy that you love !

Reader accounts

People talking about the Picardy they love

"I am self-taught and I paint by instinct, by impulse. For inspiration the region is my favourite haunt. Whether it is Gerberoy or the Hortillonages in Amiens, there are thousands of pictures to be painted in Picardy. Gerberoy is a magnificent village. I am particularly sensitive to the harmony of the building materials and the shadows made on the cobbles. There are extraordinary nuances depending on the sky. Nothing is garish and the weather filters the colours to make them very soft. In my studio, visitors enter spontaneously. It is not a great art gallery. There are paintings on the walls but more especially there is emotion and encounters. I often spend hours chatting with people who have come to see my paintings. And we talk about everything. I am used to giving information about the area. I often advise them to wander round the small back roads of the Pays de Bray. I like to share, take the time, discuss, open up to others. And very often there are wonderful encounters to be had into the bargain."


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