Getting spotted in France
Day trips around Creuse and other nearby areas
Our first trip out is to a little village just a stone throw from our house-sit.
Actually a few kilometres away, but not too far.
It is a little village nestled in a small valley where it is famous for 17th century carved stones.
Each year people come from all over France, and in fact from around the world, to carve and create.
Making this little town a gem to visit.
There is a car park at the entrance and you walk up a slight incline to get to the village of Masgot, and it is really quite divine.
The entrance has some gorgeous figurines, a cafe and a great shop with a museum above it. From here you can start your tour.
The houses are old and often with a farm feel to them like this barn we found.
Each house is unique in presentation, and there is an Information area, where for a small fee, you can receive a map and follow a walk.
You can read more about it here.
Even old stone wells, and vegetable gardens are easily seen. So was our lovely travelling companion.
Next stop was to a town nearby that had painted walls inside the church. On the outside you might think you have the wrong place.
As soon as you walk in you just got “wow”.
If you go into the vestry at the front right of the church you can sign the visitor book and also find a sheet to describe the panels.
Explorason decides to give a fervent sermon.
The paintings are really modern and quite abstract in parts.
I love this corner section of Sous-Parsat.
This is over the front door, and the bells chime and it is pretty amazing.
Someone told me they play creepy music, but I think there was a button to hit and I didn’t find it. Darn.
This panel of the last supper is interesting.
Now the coloured lights start to appear the the headlight windows.
As the light falls to the floor we suddenly notice it making pattern and next thing we are having some fun.
All alone in the country of France.
We lay on the floor by the pulpit and the coloured lights dance across us.
We get spotted in France !
We then travel along this back road and find an old Citroen planted with spring flowers by a lake, so out we jump for a bit more fun. It is a bit wobbly s it is resting on a boat.
Another day we drive to Limoges and come across this cute town by the river.
In the distance is an aqueduct bridge. The houses are medieval and are great against the Coca-cola black waters.
Next of course is Limoges where we stop at the Notre-Dame Church in the medieval section. It was a hot day and easy to find a park right in the side street.
We head into the church and Explorafriend wants to light a candle, so we all gather round and have a prayer time with thanks for protection and safety, and that we can go through hard times and still be journeying on.
Next we head to the Botanical gardens area next to the church, and if you walk straight out of the side entrance there is also a lovely terrace area with sculptured topiary, nice benches under the trees, and a fountain. Here we have our picnic lunch.
We wander around Limoges, and it is so hot we decide it is time for a swim.
We may be in the middle of France, but we have heard about a great place with a lake ‘Lac de Vissiviere”.
Parking is free and we find a nice spot under a tree to leave ‘Vegemite’ the car.
Because we have our bags we have to take turns for a swim.
Explorason and Explorafriend ended up in the water having a water bomb fight. It was a great pace to cool off. If I had a camper van I would camp here for a few days – it is perfect.
We need to get back to the animals at our house-sit.
So we pass people fishing.
This is another place I’d love to return to.
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