During our short house sit in the French countryside in October, we took a drive over to Aurignac to check out the town and get a bit of Carrefour shopping done.
In order for you to understand just how far into the countryside we were, I think this picture sums up the situation nicely.
Parking along a quiet street, we quickly found a boulangerie and scored ourselves a fresh baguette. We also took a gander at the market that was on, but it turned out to be predominantly flowers on offer so we carried on up the hill to the old town. The gate to the ruins of the 13th-century castle was shut and Yannick was quick to pronounce the site closed, but I used my expertly honed detective skills to deduce that we had visited during opening hours and that a four-digit code was needed to enter, which was handily tacked to the information board.
After stocking up on supplies at the supermarket we began the drive back to our house sit. On the way, we took a quick pit stop at Benque's church for a photo op. (Excuse me for not including any information about the church. If you Google it, tourism websites seem to tell you lots of other interesting things relatively nearby like Lourdes and Mont Perdu. Helpful.)
We spent the rest of the journey home hotly contesting whether said crop fields were corn or wheat. Clearly we're not cut out for country living.
Today's post was almost called: Carpe Baguettum!