Stone houses in the French countryside
I present to you today photos taken this summer during our vacation in the center of France,
in this beautiful French countryside where we have gathered calm, serenity and peacefulness,
a parenthesis out of our hectic lives which confirmed my desire to go green in the countryside in the near future ...
these wonderful buildings have a power of attraction on me that do not have all these modern architectures of villas which are built nowadays ...
I much prefer the authenticity of the stone, the charm of the wood that accompanies it and all the noble materials used by the builders of yesteryear ...
Historically in France, the central region is a land of masons and builders,
lands were not very fertile and properties fragmented, which then force the men of these territories to emigrate temporarily for several months, from spring to winter, to join construction sites throughout the national territory
the masons of Creuse have an art and a know-how which made them the builders of great French monuments such as Versailles, Le Louvre, Les Tuileries, the castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte, the Marais district ...
It is a treat to walk in these villages and hamlets whose beauty is matched only by the silence and tranquility that peacefully reigns in this Limousin territory.
The renovations that are made of these houses respect the aesthetics and the quality of the constructions of yesteryear,
inside these old farms there is still what is called a cantou, which is a monumental fireplace that was the center of peasant life, to light up the house, heat it, cook food ... each Creuse farm has its inglenook fireplace ^ _ ^
I hope you have enjoyed the spendid stones architecture of these contryside buildings ,
I wish you all a
...And don't forget to participate to our Ecency Art Contest 2 !
Image created by @seckorama