Thursday, 28 May 2020

Two Villages, Barely Separated

We've been out and about again, exploring and sightseeing. Not much to report on the chateau front (with one stonking exception), and we couldn't get to the prehistoric tomb we could see marked on the map, but some interesting churches. I'll write about the churches and chateau later, but in the meantime, here is a typical scene from the Sainte Maure plateau, which is the direction we chose on Tuesday.

Civray sur Esves (foreground), Bournan (background).  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

This is a view of Bournan in the background, taken from Civray sur Esves in the foreground. The two villages are just 2.5 kilometres apart. This is typical of the Sainte Maure plateau, where you can often see one village from another. Unlike thirty kilometres south, where we live, where the villages are much further apart and the countryside not quite so rolling.


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Le Pré de la Forge said...

" and the countryside not quite so rolling"..... what, flatter?
Surely it is more broken.... by valleys?

Jean said...

We looked at a house in Bournan. It was a nice house but with a water tower right outside the living room window! Had the estate agent told us the water tower was going to be taken down we might have bought it, but he didn't. Someone else has bought it and made it into a lovely home.

Susan said...

If you like.

Susan said...

Ah, the old you are just supposed to know these things technique.

James D said...

You mention a neolithic tomb. In our first post-lockdown walks we finally found the dolmen near Charnizay (it is not on the road) and equally interesting neolithic cave also hidden away. I would be happy to show you where they are.

Susan said...

We'd be delighted to join you on an excursion to see these. Give us some dates and we'll set something up.

James D said...

That would be great - Ceri doesn't like the heat - but lets do it when it is slightly cooler. I'll keep an eye on the forecasts and contact you.

Susan said...

We might be waiting a while! :-)

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