|bar-brasserie Le Panier d'Alice|
It was Le Champ des Livres who were running the brocante at the bar-brasserie Le Panier d'Alice in the village of La Celle Guenand. From time to time they also host the Café franco-anglais for French and English speakers at this venue.
|exterior & belltower|
|eroded west front|
While we were there we popped into the church which, sadly, is in urgent need of repair and restoration. Inside it is suffering badly from damp and outside there is plenty of evidence of erosion and fragile stonework.
|font with faces|
So much so, that the west door has been braced and is no longer used. Inside we spotted a lovely medieval font [probably 12thC] with carved faces as decoration. The bell tower has lovely Romanesque arches. Hopefully it will get some TLC very soon.
As we drove home with our 'loot' we had the roof open to make the most of the fantastic weather we've been having.