Thursday Doors: Nouic

(We had no internet connection for five days last week, so I’m afraid you’ve had to wait a bit longer for your next dose of doors from the depths of the French countryside.)

The village – and commune – of Nouic could be described as ‘the next one along’ from our home base of Mézières-sur-Issoire, about a ten-minute drive in a generally southerly direction.

Even its greatest proponents would be hard-pressed to argue that, architecturally, there’s anything special about it (you could say the same for Mézières, in all honesty), but over the next couple of weeks or so, I can at least demonstrate that it’s got some interesting doors.

I read somewhere that the official distinction between a village and a hamlet is that the former has a church – which Nouic indeed does:

More informally, any self-respecting French village also has to have a hairdressers’, so that ticks another box. (Mézières has two. Just sayin’.)

In my personal opinion, however, this is the most striking building in Nouic:

Although most are much more prosaic, even if you can get two for the price of one in some cases:

More from Nouic next week.

Thursday Doors 14 June 2018

5 Comments on “Thursday Doors: Nouic

  1. The red block building certainly stands out as unusual in contrast to the local stone. As a photo it’s the third image that stands out for me – something about the balance of the door and window surrounds and the unexpected carved heart over the door.

  2. It was worth the wait, but did you have internet withdrawal symptoms? We’d be in deep trouble, as my husband is an IT guy and works from home, so even a short loss of service is bad. 🙂

    janet

  3. Yes without question that red block building is an immediate attention-getter.
    Excellent shots and welcome back online 🙂

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