I drive through this little village quite often, en route to Limoges Airport, but have never stopped here before. It lies in Limousin, just across the Charente border. This time I thought I would take a few photos and see if I could find any history about it. The latter just did not happen, I have searched all over for recorded history, and if there is any, it seems to be well hidden!! I thought though that I would still post the photos as part of my round and about France.
You can see the cross in the background; it is next to the small church.
Google Earth shows the modest size of the village.
Above and below, pictures of the dear little church, but sadly the doors were closed so I could not see inside.
The cross, not far from the entrance to the church.
This very large home is on the opposite side of the road from the church, I was intrigued by its size in such a small village. I am just naturally curious!!
I loved this little pub; I took this photo during the lunch hour, but was surprised that there was no activity here!
This small memorial is obviously much in the minds of the local people,
with fresh flowers at the base.
I presume that this is also a memorial as well (donated by Monsieur et Madame Chabanne?) but I am not sure what it is meant to commemorate. It looks like a millstone, so perhaps Monsieur Chabanne had something to do with the local mill? I am curious yet again!!
Most of St Gervais was well looked after and the lawns all beautifully cut, even around this barn with the derelict look
Hope you enjoyed this small tour; I will keep looking for more information!