Episode 39- Village life and soul!

DSC00223renovation, restoration, location…..

The Tour de France came through the village in summer 2007. Not the twiddly little medieval bit, thank goodness! ( that WOULD have been a challenge) but along the D118 route on the newer outskirts as the racers wove their way up into the Pyrenees.

I think the entire population was there, even our very elderly friend Marie who generally does not venture beyond the bench in the square, although she did arrive by chauffered car.

Last seen cheering on the boys vociferously and wearing sponsor’s baseball cap with her traditional blue apron. DSC00221

right, view to the old water mill from D118-

I loved the anti health and safety vibe with  the supporting sponsor floats and vehicles hurling toys, confectionary , hats & other goodies randomly in all directions! I got hit by at least two mini model vehicles and several large sweets but am not complaining  as there was such a brilliant atmosphere of happiness, pride, triumph and community spirit.

Afterwards, of course, almost everyone congregated at the Auberge de Saint Sebastian for a little light libation and to follow the next leg of the race. Some amazing views around the village for your delectation below.

Yes it’s pretty perfect………………..n’est ce pas?….Mmmm, why are we renovating a house here?DSC00220

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About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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