My other half decided he wanted to be a tourist for the afternoon and go for a drive out in the countryside. Our first stop was in a small village where he spent many a happy summer as a child . . . and then he decided to take me to Saint-Sorlin-en-Bugey.
Saint Sorlin is a small town, population barely more than 1000, in the department of AIN, built beside a very steep cliffside. Those of you who know anything about France will know that it’s divided into regions and departments and each department has a number, given in alphabetical order and AIN is department 01.
A few photos so you can see why this was a lovely destination for a sunny day.
a café, seen from the town hall, with church spire showing above the roof).
some traditional “town houses” with the cliffs behind.
one of the houses with the “Fresque de Saint Christophe” (16th century)
heading up one of the narrow streets
the 12th century church: Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
a view out over the cliffs
and lots of admiration for some of the doors and shutters on the walk back down.
A lovely historic town to visit, but I don’t think I’d like to live there ^^