Thursday Doors: Chedigny

The little village of Chédigny, in the central Indre-et-Loire département, is widely held to be one of the loveliest in France, and is particularly noted for its flowers, which line the streets and can be found on or outside pretty much every house. Of course, every house has at least one porte and on a recent visit I took enough photographs for at least a couple of door-themed posts.

I’ll save the best flower-surrounded examples for another time (respecting the old adage that you should ‘always leave them wanting more’), but to whet the appetite, here are a few of the plainer – although still interesting in their different ways – examples.

The only thing to say about this first one is that it seems to have been overtaken by events, as half of it is below the current pavement level. If it opens outwards, then someone’s in trouble.

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By contrast, here are two doors with more elevated aspects, both of which you would step out through at your peril:

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And finally the austere simplicity of the side door of the village church:

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Thursday Doors 26 May 2016

3 Comments on “Thursday Doors: Chedigny

  1. Nice collection this week. I love the dog sign in the 3rd shot. Here the most common phrasing is “prenez garde au chien”, but I think “Warning, mean dog” is more direct 😉

    • Thank you, Norm. They do tend to favour the direct approach here. My particular favourite is a sign you sometimes see approaching a roundabout (giratoire, which I believe you don’t have in Canada): ‘Vous n’avez pas la priorité’. That’s telling you.

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