Burgundy 2014 (Le Retour) – Mont-Saint-Vincent

After our inadvertent detour we made it to the hilltop town of Mont-Saint-Vincent.

It’s a beautiful, little place…

…and the main attraction is the Cluniac church…

…built in the late 11thC and early 12thC.

…which lost its steeple during the French revolution.

The Cluniac monks left the church in 1506…

…after having a community there for over 500 years.

There were more of my favourite capitals.

It was nice to wander around the village…

…there were lots of lovely little details…

…including door furniture…

…hanging signs…

…chickens…

…and doves.

Looking Up…

I minced into town (despite the evil cold) to visit the Farmers’ Market and have lunch with Lovely Lindsay. 

There was a clear, blue sky, so I looked up to enjoy it. I’d never noticed the bull on top of the Town Hall…
…nor the ship on the Lloyds building.
[Please forgive the image quality – I had to take quick snaps with my phone will being jostled by stressed shoppers :-)]