Toulouse-Lautrec: Going From Toulouse to Lautrec

Been a roll recently when it comes to visiting Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. We’ve recently visited Castelnau de Montmiral, Sarrant, and Fources and we enjoyed each of them.

So last Saturday, I took advantage of a rare day of non-rain (granted, we had thunderstorms that evening) and visited the charming, Plus Beaux-listed town of Lautrec.

If Lautrec is thought of at all outside of FR, it’s probably because of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. As far as I’ve been able to figure, Henri didn’t spend any time in the town from which he derived his noble lineage. But that didn’t stop the town from putting a little model of its most famous ‘citizen’ on display.

Henri himself.

The town town has been around since BC times, but it really started development in the 13th century.

A hole in the ramparts – but it is some 700 years old.

The church, St. Remy, dates from 1394 (nearly 100 years prior to Columbus discovering America).

Low-flying bird’s eye view of the church.

The narrow streets/wide sidewalks are bordered by half-timbered houses dating from the 16th century. 

Pretty window.

There’s a windmill (complete with rotating roof), a clogmaker’s display, and an archeological exhibit. But mostly, it has beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Suppose now I’ll have to take the lovely missus there when she returns from the US.

If you’d like to see more pix of this pretty town, click here.


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The stories of a 'never out of the country until we moved to France' American.
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2 Responses to Toulouse-Lautrec: Going From Toulouse to Lautrec

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