I frequently pass through this hamlet, how it's changed from the way it looked 25 yrs ago.
Most of the houses were ruins, the roofs had fallen in and very few people still lived here.
Then we began to see scaffolding being erected and the sound of cement mixers whirring.
some years later it was alive again. We met an English couple who had bought a ruin and
renovated it for their holiday home, but they helped to bring life back into the hamlet.
25 years ago, I have memories of a little old man sitting on a stool
outside the front door of this little cottage making baskets.
Mr France was driving and I had remembered to put my camera in the car
so I was able to capture the roof tops with my pocket Panasonic DMC TZ 4
How different the roofs looked today, as if they had been painted white.
The houses are surrounded by forest of mainly Pine, Chestnut. and Oak.
Here the famous Bolets de Cèpes - Champignons grow
These mushrooms grow in abundance in this region.
However I still find it hard to find them.
The hamlet now has street lighting.which is still rare in most rural places.
This is France of bygone years brought back to life.
I hope you enjoyed seeing the rural region of France where I live.
I can show you lots more.
Let me know.