Saturday, November 6, 2010

Queyssac-les-Vignes ...

... vintage road direction sign ...
Queyssac-les-Vignes
Corrèze Department - Limousin Region
in Central France ...
  
... The small roadside village of Queyssac-les-Vignes ...
   
...the sunny slopes of the western side are covered with orchards
and the vineyards, which were renowned in the olden days
 and of which the “vin paillé” had its hour of glory – have
nowadays once again taken over some parcels of land ...
source: beaulieu-tourisme.com


Production of the "Vin Paillé" ... (EN-FR)
by domainedubasqueyssac.com
Vin Paillé (literally: "straw wine" because the grapes were left
to dry on straw before being pressed) is an age old tradition
among wine growers of the region of Beaulieu and Meyssac ...

... the old castral church, which was too small,
 was reconstructed in the 19th century ...
     
... mairie / townhall ...
  
... the castral village of Queyssac Haut/ Upper Queyssac,
la Tour Carrée/ the Square Tower  (13th century) ...
     
... Croix du Bourg/ wrought iron village cross ...
      
... Quessac-les-Vignes is positioned on a ridge with
steep slopes overlooking the Dordogne Valley ...
source: france-voyage.com

 

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