I love this sign. I can't imagine anyone is in any real danger from vipères (adders), but the sign is stylish and adds a frisson to a visit to the château de Montpoupon.
This rocky ledge is at the base of the château perimeter wall, right on the roadside. I am sure no self respecting adder would be tempted to lay about here during visiting hours, no matter how enticingly warm the rock got. I bet the local adders love this place first thing in the morning though, when it allows them to refuel for a day of lurking about in the undergrowth, ready to strike unsuspecting voles.
Thanks for the new French word. Viperes. There are many of these in the commercial real estate markets here. Vautours aussi. :-)
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