The mood : Cantal villages in August, France

Source: The Voyageur

When I booked a cabin in Cantal last summer, the objective was clear to spend a full week walking in nature. I didn’t expect much architecture-wise. I am after all coming from a tiny French village, so I’m not easily moved by a quaint-stone-house, if you see what I mean!

Still, the tiny cluster of villages around Lavigerie, the hamlet in which we were staying, impressed and inspired me right away. It was decidedly a more ancient take on the rural I knew. The houses there seemed to make one with the earth and the stones, primitive in a way, yet ...

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