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Sensing the history in the walls

October 16, 2012

When my old French professor in history, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, many years ago made a number of television programs on the history of France, he said that it was relatively easy to make historical television in France thanks to the fact that so much of our very far past is still here and visible for us, in contrast to many parts of my own country, Denmark,where you only have churches 7-800 years old. Perhaps it is thanks to all the stone-houses like here in this mountain village, Saint-Cirq Lapopie,that you can trace life back to the 12-13th century in all these old stones. The day after St-Cirq Lapopie, we went to a another village, Cajarc, not so full of tourists, so the sense of history was even stronger there, when you could quietly and slowly walk around and dream of being in that place, as far back as 1000 years ago. , ending up at the restaurant next to the

Cathedral once again enjoying La cuisine francaise,before walking back to Cadrieu on paths surrounded by flourishing proof of history, more about that in the next post.

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  1. October 17, 2012 10:57 am

    I love the phrase…”flourishiing proof of history”!

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