|Iron cross en route to Saint Ferreol|
We took a stroll into our nearest town of St Jean Pla de
|Wall plaque in St Jean|
The town centre is nice. We discovered its huge, out-of-place brick chimney is a kiln for brick-making and there's a range of social amenities that look very new - medical centre, mairie, visiting library, community centre. Street art includes the sculpture pictured below which is entitled Timidite and was created by Francis Aggery, a local sculptor who lived in Maurillas. The greengrocer and bakery-tearoom are open seven days a week which surprised me. It seems that more and more French shops are opening on Saturday afternoons and on Sundays. They still keep their long lunch breaks though!
|Timidite by Francis Aggery, St Jean|
And on a happier note, here's an excellent Christmas song to finish: