Saturday, 2 August 2014

France part 4: Sauveterre and being sociable in Najac

This is the final instalment of our French adventure. Thanks for sticking with it!
Sauveterre de Rouergue is one of the many small towns and villages designated 'one of the most beautiful towns in France. Aveyron has ten of them. This is one of the so-called 'new towns', built in a grid design. In the 13th century!
We sat and had lunch in that cafe right on the left there with the yellow and red sails. We had chips, salad and a downpour. 
This makes me think of Madame Bovary. Everywhere is so photogenic.


Najac, another of the most beautiful towns. We met up with friends for an evening mooch.
In summer in this part of France, the little villages and towns take it in turn to have night markets on different nights of the week. Small businesses take stalls selling local produce. The local people turn out to sit together on long tables and be sociable. We sampled farcous, aligot and crepes, all washed down with local wine. Since it rained, we took shelter in the bandstand.

So that's France over and done with. Hope you enjoyed it. I'm off somewhere else next! What a gadabout.

6 comments:

pastcaring said...

Ahh, very photogenic indeed. I think that combination of warm stone, all yellow and crumbly, shutters, cobbles, and blue sky and flowers, is just about perfection. Gorgeous photos as always, Tania. The markets sound great fun too.
Off again? You are all over the shop this summer! Can we pin you down to a blogger day out in the autumn, please? Xxxx

LIV said...

That image of the woman and child is pricking my interest. Wonder what it means?
Such gorgeous photos showing your journey through France. Xxxx

LIV said...

Lovely photos of the wedded couple too xxxx

Vix said...

The last part? I hope you're off for more adventures very soon 'cos I love Tania's travelogues!
What a photogenic place and chips, salad and wine chucked in, too? Bliss!
Biscuiterie sounds very tasty! xxxx

ric-rac said...

Aw looks like you had a great time on your hollibobs Tan - fab pics x

Helga said...

O, kerist, photogenic is only half of it!!!! Frigging hell, just LOOK at that darling little village! Madame Bovary indeed! Wasn't that revisited recently? That's exactly where they should film a version!
Feck I want to go to France!
LOVE! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX