Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Rochefort, not to be confused with Roquefort!



6/28/2016

Bonjour mes amis!

As we were leaving the beautiful Bed and Breakfast Home I showed you yesterday in the tiny village of Puyravault, France, I asked Dr. J if we could drive down the street first to the little Church that sat there looking abandoned.


Of course, I know that any time I suggest a Church visit in France, Dr. J would never turn me down.  There might be stained glass windows!


Really, I just wanted another perspective of the village, since it was so charming...


There was not a soul around, but Dr. J decided the Church might be open, so he bent over to get in the tiny door to view the inside.  Meanwhile, I sat in the car (because it was starting to rain) and my eyes followed a black cat slinking around and then I admired the pretty blue wildflowers that dotted the edges of the stone Church walls...


Next, we were on our way to Rochefort, France.  This is not to be confused with Roquefort, as in roquefort cheese, which I know we could buy in Rochefort, but the two are entirely different.  Rochefort is a city near the coast again, and it was recommended to us for a visit.


As soon as we parked the car, I was just happy to sit and view this little courtyard, with the beautiful architecture of the house in the background.


Then, Dr. J led us into a Church right off.  It was just a short block away, so it made sense to stop here first.


Once Dr. J was satisfied with viewing and photographing stained glass windows, it was time to take a little walking tour through town...before it rained!


This is the Post Office!  Isn't it an awesome building?


I can't get enough of wrought iron railings, shutters and window boxes...oh, and the occasional boulangerie (bakery)!


Back through the courtyard...



I didn't expect to see palm trees in this city, but they were all over!


And then, there was a Marine Museum.  We chose not to visit it this day, but we did visit two other places that I'll tell you about tomorrow.


We made the right choice with the rest of our day!


By the way, did you know that I love Roquefort cheese in France, but I really don't like it in the USA?  I don't mean to confuse you.  I thought I'd just make that comment.

Have a "jewel" of a day!
Jan

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