Posted on October 21, 2021
Posted on September 4, 2021
In one of the narrow, winding streets around the great cathedral of Chartres, I spotted this slightly disconcerting sign featuring a baby. The presence of the passing pedestrian helped to make the shot.
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 January 31, 2020
Posted on October 23, 2019
These brass plaques can be seen outside the offices of Notaires (public notaries) all over France. However, they’re not all as aesthetically framed against a rough-cast wall as this one, in Confolens.
Posted on September 6, 2019
Posted on July 20, 2018
This hand-made – and most definitely unofficial – signpost in the city of Cahors, in southern France, points the way to a number of exotic locations. And Brussels.
However, the most practical pointer is probably the one which shows the way to the nearest benne à ordures: the garbage dumpster.
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.