Posted on September 26, 2021
Posted on August 7, 2021
The picturesque city of Perigueux is (in normal times) a popular tourist destination. Inevitably that means there are lots of shops, all competing for footfall from passers-by. Signs alone are not enough in some cases.
Posted on July 15, 2021
Posted on July 10, 2021
At first glance, this ancient and well-weathered sign in the city of Cahors appears to read ‘anti-brocante’, but in fact it’s just old and bent (don’t say it) and actually reads ‘Brocante Brocante”.
So good they named it twice, presumably.
For non-francophones, a brocante is essentially a bric-à-brac shop. You know: the sort of place whose owners buy junk and sell antiques.
Posted on April 15, 2020
Posted on October 31, 2019
More doors from Chabanais, but there’s a theme this week and it’s one I’ve written about before – the demise of the independent local retailer in rural France.
Thirty or forty years ago, the town could probably have supported two boucheries, but no longer..
I found the English sign in this window a little anomalous:
Other trades have also struggled to keep going:
Thursday Doors 31 October 2019
Posted on April 4, 2018
Should you ever find yourself in the town of Saint-Junien and need to have a new key cut, this is the place you’re looking for.