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.
The town town has been around since BC times, but it really started development in the 13th century.
The church, St. Remy, dates from 1394 (nearly 100 years prior to Columbus discovering America).
The narrow streets/wide sidewalks are bordered by half-timbered houses dating from the 16th century.
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.