This guys, not unlike some character from the wizard of Oz wishes you welcome... 23 meters from main street. So quiet... This is the church. Very cool inside. Back towards main street. Ancients knew that planting trees gave protection against heat and sun. I love this small house. Main street, protected by anti crashing car. The usual tabac, a bakery i guess and cafés or restaurants. The mairie, with gardeners shops around Some streets can look deserted. There was a cork factory...
There were some farm animals, for the pleasure of kids. I could have kidnapped the small one... I wanted Marie to hide inside this old platane, but she flatly refused. Our restaurant of the day. We ate just here, under the tent. This was the inside, for winter use i guess.
Speaking of platanes, here are some pics of the pkace des luces, in Saint-Tropez. A lot of old trees died and young ones have been planted instead. It will take 50 years to look like last year... A nice house in St Trop. A small street (ruelle in french) going up hill towards the citadelle. Of course nearly all houses in St Trop hold shops...
It looks nice enough of course but I imagine it is very hot and crowded in summer. I just had a look at its population -- growing steadily, unlike so many small towns. The population has tripled since 1793! Just over 3000 people now.
By the way, "platane" is called "plane tree" in English.
As a "local" I have to confess that so many of these places look like so many other places. But that is a good thing because that means that visitors can spread out and find lovely things everywhere instead of all stampeding to the same place.
Too many people want to be told exactly where to go. I say go for adventure!
I love it when these threads come up exploring local towns. It feels good to see some getting out exploring again. The plant photos were great. Now I can not wait to get to the nurseries to see if anything has reached the greenhouses yet here.