Saturday, November 12, 2011

Gargas, France

During our trip to France this summer, we stayed in a small village named Gargas in the Midi Pyrenees region. The following photos are from Gargas and immediate area. Many are sights we saw every day. Gargas is probably a town you will never visit, but it is typical of many of the small villages in the south west of France.

This crucifix appears to be in a resident's yard and it is quite an elaborate and beautiful setting.
This flower buggy is in the little yard at the mayor's home across from the church.

This lock is on a garage near our home base.

This is the mayor's door.

In lieu of screens, draperies hang outside this door.
Someone's laundry hanging to dry in their backyard.
This sign indicates that we are leaving Gargas.
I love these rooftops.
Nearby sunflower fields and road signs.
Parishioners at the Gargas church. In most small villages there are gorgeous old churches, which are the heart of the village. Unfortunately the churches now must share priests and parishioners must travel to a different village each week to attend services.
This was a daily view from our yard.

The town's mail box.
Sunflowers and Roadsigns.
Waiting for a rider.
Town telephone cabine.
I think this is a well house.

Our lovely Gargas home-away-from-home.

Laundry day in Gargas.
This sign appeared a few days before we were to depart. The circus was the day after we left. We regretted that we had to miss it.
I miss Gargas. The people were friendly, the town was peaceful and pretty. Once we learned how to get around, the location was quite convenient - but the rental car was a necessity.
Thanks, Margaret and Bill for your incredible generosity allowing us this memorable vacation!

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