Yesterday afternoon we went to nearby St Caprais, to their annual Chestnut Fair. However, being forgetful OAP's, we left our Double Vax passports at home, and we were refused entry.
But all was not lost, we visited the small 12th Century village church instead. The carved reredos behind the altar (below) is spectacular. They don't do things by halves out in the countryside!
I am a great fan, and exponent of, primitive painted marble effects. This (below) was just one example in the church. Beautiful.
I rather liked this carved wooden Dove above the pulpit. Behind it you can just see the feint remains of some medieval frescos.
Then out into the warm afternoon sunshine, just in time to see a parade of passing classic cars. These two Traction Avant Citroens looked superb together. You can just see the Church door behind the front one.
Every year they invite the local 'Classic Car Club' to attend; I imagine there are prizes for the best washed car, etc. However, in typical French fashion, they never organise parking for them. It was chaos, as it is every year.
We may have missed the main attraction, but we enjoyed the side-shows.