Some photos of a walk I took around Saint Rémy sur Creuse on Monday 15 November. The village sits on the current bank of the Creuse River, with extensive troglodyte dwellings built into the ancient high limestone cliffs that once formed the river bank. Many of these were occupied by weavers in the past and the terraces form their own mild microclimate.
|Troglodyte dwelling in the river cliffs above the village of Saint Rémy sur Creuse.|
|Bananas growing on a river terrace above Saint Rémy sur Creuse.|
|Troglodyte dwelling, with vegetables planted into little pockets of soil here and there on the terrace.|
|Walking along a street of troglodyte dwellings.|
|The cemetery is full of chrysanthemums, put there for Toussaint (All Saints). This is why you never give chrysanthemums to a French person -- they are associated with the dead.|