French Doors – a few more from a little village in the Languedoc

20140728_111338(0)Renovation, restoration, prime location in France-As my readers seem to love photos of wonderful old doors, I have been out and about around Campagne-sur-Aude and today I bring you a new selection.

Left- This is the side door of the Master’s House which is part of the 11th century fortified centre of the village, wrapped around the original Knights Templar Church here.

A local resident, Yannick, who has had much of the oral history of the village handed down to him, tells us that under the Master’s House are two graves with very tall skeletons in (The Knights were , of course, tall by legend!) This has not been further investigated yet, but the whole village and surrounding areas are steeped in history with relics going back as far as the Visigoths and earlier. The Templar’s presence is just a chapter, albeit a significant one, which I will write about more in future posts.Right- The first floor balconies on the Master’s House-Note the stonework MASTERS HOUSE

CHURCH DOOR

Left above – the present church door-I understand that this entrance was part of additions to the original rectangular Templar church20140728_111356fl DOOR.DOOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

And a few more gorgeous & original doors for you!

 

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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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2 Responses to French Doors – a few more from a little village in the Languedoc

  1. Lynda says:

    I do love a good door. I can welcome family and friends to your home and equally it can defend from intruders! As doors go I am liking all of these, but the one with the little balcony is really special.

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