Monday, May 9, 2016


Despite the fact that France is a secular country we still have Bank Holidays for the feasts of the Ascension and Pentecost. Add those to May Day and  V.E. day and we have quite a few days off in May!  On Ascension Thursday we explored Varen and picnicked by the banks of the Aveyron. Here are some photos taken in and around Varen.

A star carved in a keystone over a door.

It was warm but not so warm you'd want to fall in!

The 11th century church

The Roman fountain which allegedly has never, ever dried up. 

A capital in the Church.

I love stenciled letters and numbers. These were on a bench in the church.


  1. Looks like the loveliest of days. We have all those wonderful bank holidays over here in Germany, too.

  2. It was and we had the place pretty much to ourselves.