visiting Saint-Sorlin-en-Bugey

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.

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a café, seen from the town hall, with church spire showing above the roof).

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some traditional “town houses” with the cliffs behind.

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one of the houses with the “Fresque de Saint Christophe” (16th century)

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heading up one of the narrow streets

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the 12th century church: Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

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a view out over the cliffs

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and lots of admiration for some of the doors and shutters on the walk back down.

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A lovely historic town to visit, but I don’t think I’d like to live there ^^

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5 thoughts on “visiting Saint-Sorlin-en-Bugey

    • it was, but roads too steep and narrow for me to want to live there. I pity the locals who do live there as it’s quite a tourist attraction in the summer.

      • that’s the trouble with beautiful places – we suffer from the “summer complaints” here as well, as tourists were called in the old days. 🙂 Heaven help us if we want to turn left onto the main road this time of year.

  1. Such history and gorgeous architecture – moving to the other end of the country and exploring the surrounds will be like a little holiday for you both, reliving your MOTHS childhood and sharing such wonderful memories.

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