Wednesday, 5 October 2016

A Roman church in a tiny French village

A few days before we came back to the UK, we went out for lunch with our friends Frank and Christine at a little auberge in a nearby village, inhabitants approx. 150 or thereabouts. After the meal at the local auberge, which was delicious, we went for a little walk through the village and I managed a quick visit to the local church. The small roman church apparently was restored in the 16th and 19th Century. It was beautiful, totally unexpected in such a tiny village, and of course I had to take photos of it. They didn't turn out too well, because it was so dark inside, but I just can't bring myself to use flash, it is so harsh. I thoroughly enjoyed the quick visit, so I thought I'd share it with you -

Sorry about the poor quality of the photos, but I only had the phone and as I said, it was so dark inside even though it was a beautifully sunny day -

(Christine, Frank and my DH )

We walked past this lovely old house -

admired the colour and fabulous shape of this fire hydrant -

and puzzled over this weird little building -

I miss being in France. Our dogs miss mornings like these as well -

Toodlepip xxx


Dorthe said...

Hello darling friend Liz,
this tour I would have so enjoyed too. The church so very beautiful, also inside, and I love your photos, -all the gorgeous statues ,they are stunning, and also the church candlesticks and chandeliers , -must have been a very lovely tour.
Hugs, Dorthe

Curtains in My Tree said...

The old churches are beautiful and your pictures are also.
I went to Medjugorje in Bosnia also along the adriatic Sea and the churches are all so beautiful I would love to visit again

The little building is interesting also the fire hydrant, wouldn't count on it working?

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thank you so much for sharing all your lovely photos. We visited Italy and France and always stopped for visit to the churches. I love the decor and the architecture. Wish I had the money to use my retirement for just that purpose all over the world. This was a reminder to me to get to our little village 5 miles away and take photos before they dismantle it. Lots of chuches are being closed and people will have no choice but to be in a cluster of bigger towns, further away for only one mass. So sad but less people in rural areas, and hardly enough priests to cover the area. Beautiful dogs and a lovely photo.
Enjoy a lovely week

Rhonda said...

Thank you Liz for taking us to places we will probably never visit. It is a dream when bloggers share their trips/visits. I loved everything, even the odd fire hydrant.

Jeanie said...

Thank you for "bringing me back" to France! What a remarkable church. Heaven.