Push open the gate and enter my virtual tour of lovely old buildings etc in South West France.
I offer you no Eiffel Tower, Louvre or Palace de Versailles. Instead high drama mixed with a rustic simplicity.
Elegance and practicality.
Colour and charm.
A tactile rusticality that makes you catch your breath.
Magnificence on a human scale.
Beauty that is great but still approachable.
And rural rustic charm that just blows your mind.
That is my rather simplistic view of French architecture, how I like to see it. It is beautiful.
Enjoy your weekend.