France on Friday

Le Puy en Velay was our local Prefecture town. So though a beautiful place our memories are tinged with the various trips we had to make to register the car, gain access to the health system etc etc . I haven't a picture of the iconic basalt pillars and churches but here's a stock photo … Continue reading France on Friday

France on Friday

High on a ridge in the Auvergne the benedictine monastery of Notre-Dame de Randol is a gem of modernist twentieth century architecture. The building was started in 1968 and the first monks arrived in 1971. Unfortunately only the church is open to visit on a daily basis, the rest of the site is accessible via … Continue reading France on Friday