Our roof is covered with terracotta tiles as are those of our neighbours but
if you drive north for less than an hour you will start to see slate roofs.
Thick shiny, chunky slates in a fish scale pattern. The one above is in Conques, a remarkable village
with it's huge abbey, amazing tympanum and dramatic setting. It is one of the 'plus beaux villages de France'. This is a good time of year to visit - in Summer it's absolutely heaving.
I'll dig out some more photos to show you another day.