Concremiers is a small town of about 650 people and 400 houses on the banks of the Anglin, in the Brenne. We went there recently because we were on the hunt for a nearby castle, and were charmed by the centre of town. Just about its only claim to fame is that the painter Gustave Courbet spent some time here in the mid-19th century and produced at least one landscape of the area. Here are some photos that we took a couple of weeks ago.
|The ever lovely River Anglin.|
|A dinky little watermill on the Anglin.|
|A barn or longère.|
|A coat of arms above the church door.|
|The door inside the church to the belfry, typically very narrow. The carved door surround looks early Renaissance (mid-15th to mid-16th century).|
|A private garden.|
|A very Golem like gargoyle on a corner of the church roof.|
|Side entry to the church. The door surround looks contemporary with the belfry door, in that early Renaissance Italianate style.|
|We were amused by the juxtaposition of the current public toilets directly opposite a medieval jakes (toilet -- suspended over what I can only assume is a later door!)|
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