... and the lotissement (estate) on the other.
On the corner of the road you can see the old alongside some more new development.
Round the corner and in towards town, here's the retirement home. The Solidarity Club from the College come over here to entertain the elderly residents.
This is the primary school playing field, with one of the schools in the background. The field was in a dreadful state last summer, and has been ploughed, presumably with the intention of re-seeding it.
Here's a pretty bit of spring planting by the school crossing!
Between the school and the fire station is the cemetery. French graveyards are like little cities, not little fields.
On the corner is the vet's. Raja scoots past hastily...
Across the road on the cemetery wall is the road name - as with many French roads it's been named in memory of a war and the civil and military dead.
Round the corner, here's the gate to the cemetery. Quite imposing.Turning left, we're into the bastide - the checkerboard planned town, established in the middle ages. The straight lines are still there, although the buildings must have changed many times.I love the shabby brickwork on this garden gate.O la-la! We have a new electronic signboard in the town centre!We're also gearing up for elections, and the boards are up around the Halle for the candidates' posters.Down the main road of the orignial bastide, and here is la Poste!In I go, to post Tonja's giveaway parcel and Elizabethd's book (much enjoyed, and a miraculously fast return!). Raja waits patiently... until two children go past and I can hear her whining for attention for the rest of my stay in the building. The children watch from the door, enthralled...Time to rescue the poor, abandoned doggie and post the letter with the Haiti stamp!All errands run. Thanks for your company!