After our visit to Chateau Soutard .. a short hop to the medieval village of St Émilion .. join me on our very interesting walk-about and lunch in a brasserie in the village square ..
.. the sad thing about it is that, being a small village, families (the family names) were wiped out totally, as the family men-folk were killed – fathers and sons. Many villages suffered the same losses, so when WWII came about, not all male family members were allowed to serve ..
Cloister of the Collegiate Church ..
Modern sculptures are prominent throughout France, even in ancient surroundings ..
Very steep narrow cobblestone streets called escalettes .. (note the shop’s sign for macarons – researching St Emilion .. as I had to refresh my memory 🙂 – I read that macarons are still made from the Ursuline’s (Catholic nuns) recipe since 17th century!!)
.. and the Trinity Church, straight ahead. Thank goodness we had a booking for lunch at Amélia-Canta on the square. The square was packed, inside restaurants and outside !!
Amélia-Canta, a lovely restaurant which served the most delicious food !!
.. hubby had duck salad, which I would have had if I hadn’t chosen roast duck for mains – hubby had a pork dish (he didn’t enjoy it as much as I enjoyed my roast duck!) ..
My delicious roast duck .. moist and tasty .. served with fresh greens and mashed potato cake !
Our walk-about will continue
after lunch next post .. not too many photos as we were not allowed any photography at all in the Trinity Church, the hermitage and the Monolithic Church