Growing up, I never had imaginary friends, but in my adult life, I have plenty of imaginary homes. In addition to my beach house and mountain cabin, I have a French country home. A girl can dream, right?! And when I need touch of inspiration, I trot off to Les Fermes de Gally. It has everything you could possibly want for a picture perfect chateau and manicured gardens, including gorgeous show roosters, adorable chicken coops, rabbits, garden goodies, housewares, decorations, and more.
I love to stop by Les Fermes for a touch of lunch at their cozy country café followed by some retail therapy. I especially like to go out at Christmas time to pick up a tree. Not to mention, they have a great food department with a wide selection of regional goodies and locally grown produce.
If you have little ones, you can certainly make a morning of it. Visit the farm animals, pick your own seasonal fruit, and a finish off the day with a few sweets at the café. Keep in mind, the café is small and it seems to always be busy at lunch. You can call ahead for a reservation.
Les Fermes is about 20-30 minutes by car outside of Paris, on the edge of Versailles. If you like the French Country home look – you will love this place. Leave your Chanel heels at home, though!