Thursday, 30 May 2019

Some Views of Ferriere Larcon


Our 16 May walking club outing began and ended in the pretty village of Ferrière-Larçon so I have split my blog posts into two sections. This one shows the village itself.

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
A view over Ferrière-Larçon.

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
Polly the Airedale trots along beside an impressive array of bearded irises against a limestone wall. This track is a popular walk along the river that we've done a number of times, accessed by going around behind the church.

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
Comfrey Symphytum officinale (Fr. Consoude officinale), which was growing in a large colony along the river, with both purple and white flowered plants. There was a bit of teasing Roger, who recently came off his bike and broke his arm. Officinale means the plant has a medicinal use, and in this case it was an old treatment for broken bones.

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
Female Beautiful Demoiselle Calopteryx virgo (Fr. Caloptéryx vierge).

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
Polly the Airedale meets a cousin.

Photograph Susan Walter.  Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
A troglodytic cottage.

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
A view of the church, from the mill pond.

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
A view across the valley.

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
An old troglodyte terrace.

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
These steps lead to a doorway with a Templar symbol carved into the lintel.

Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
Weary walkers take advantage of this nice long stone bench near the church at the end of the walk.

Other posts we have written about Ferrière-Larçon:

Fontaine St Mandé

Peering into Dark Corners

La Poste, Ferrière-Larçon

The First Marché Noël for the Year

Visiting the Valerian

Opium Poppies


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4 comments:

  1. Ferrière-Larçon seems to be a very prety village.

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    1. Yes, it is a particularly attractive village.

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  2. I need to find a walking group My walking partner of 8 years is having knee problems and may not be able to continue. We do 12 - 13 km (2:30 hours) once a week and haven't for the last month. I really miss it. And all of our doggie friends must be missing us!

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    1. We belong to the national network of randonneurs.

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