A few sights which may be unusual for an ex-pat

For an ex-pat, some of the things we notice among roadside views seem unusual, fascinating and charming. We collected a few images (when we could) mainly because we liked them. Of course, we understand these may be commonplace to Europeans in general. However, for us, we only moved to France recently (Milvain) and everything is new and exciting and mysterious.

We recently passed through the village of Precey, in Manche Department. What we saw in a roadside jardiniere was jaw-dropping. There were huge, dazzlingly-coloured mouldings as well as wooden carvings that would grace any garden.

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Almost every village and country lane has a crucifix for instance. Some of the crosses may also be significant in history or legend (for example, the ruin of the Lazarie Cross 100 metres from our Gite). We hope everyone feels like that as they explore the countryside. We probably missed hundreds of other sights but we hope our visitors will discover rural France and find their own collection of oddities and roadside views to photograph.

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We don’t think that little bit of tape is going to save this post near Fougerolles du Plessis