Sunday, April 16, 2006


Easter (Pâques) is a big holiday in France. Not necessarily for religious reasons, but because it's a 3-day weekend in the middle of spring break! It marks the start of the coastal vacation season and the end of the skiing season.

It also signals the start of the spring holiday season; there are 5 holidays (days off from work) between now and the start of summer. Many long weekends ahead that coincide with good weather - we hope.

This picture was taken last week in the abbey church at Fontgombault on the Creuse River (Indre). Just after I snapped it, my friends pointed out the sign saying that taking pictures inside the church was interdit (prohibited). Ooops. The word bougie is a common word for candle in French.

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