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Saint Cirq Lapopie, Le Lot, France


 

 

St. Cirq Lapopie Village France.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Irresistably  picturesque is the intimate cobbled cliff-edge village of ST CIRQ LAPOPIE, situated in the Parc naturel rĂ©gional des Causses du Quercy in France.

 

 

 

 The village of St. Cirq Lapopie lies 30km to the east of Cahors in France and is perched like its cousin Rocamadour, high above the south bank of the River Lot and is just as magnificent in many respects but softer.

 

The villages name - St. Cyrq Lapopie and its ancient church , commemorates the martydom of St Cyricus who was killed with his mother Julitta during the fierce persecutions of the Catholics under the Emperor Diocletian (284-305) in Asia Minor.

 

Its quaint lanes, half-timbered houses (called Columbage) and prim colourful gardens date back centuries and are well worth both the winding drive and its tourists flocking to the quaint and colourful cafes with most missing the lovely ruined ramparts and nooks and crannies.

 Now it's home to numerous artisans, artists and writers, a trend perhaps begun by poet Andre Breton who made his home here declaring that he had, as a consequence of his visit, stopped wanting to go anywhere else, its a magnet of colour and regionality.

 

" Beyond any other site of Europe or the Americas, Saint-Cirq put the spell on me - the one which binds you forever."

Andre Breton

 

Chair France.

 
 
Photograph © Jackie Freeman Photography Bude - Cornwall 2009

Interior of the 15C Church of Saint Cirq Lapopie, Le Lot, France

 

 

Saint Cirq Lapopie, Le Lot, France.



 

 

Saint Cirq Lapopie, Le Lot, France.

Photograph © Jackie Freeman Photography Bude - Cornwall 2009

 

 

 

Saint Cirq Lapopie, France Flowers.

Hanging baskets Saint Cirq Lapopie, Le Lot, France

Photograph © Jackie Freeman Photography Bude- Cornwall 2009

 

 

Hawk Moth France.

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 The unusual Photograph above is one of Saint Cirq Lapopie's more individual inhabitants, a Hummingbird Hawk-Moth. An exotic visitor from Africa

which so called because it's the same size as a hummingbird and not as rare as I'd hoped. Lots of these Hummingbird Hawk Moths appeared in

Britain in 2000 and 2006 and this year have appeared again. In Saint Cirq Lapopie in France, the Hummingbird Hawk Moth seems to be as common

as a sparrow. It's also interesting that this Hummingbird hawk Moth seems to be eying up the Strange Wildflower "Viper's Bugloss" (Echium vulgare)

which is a species of Echium native to most of Europe which loves sparse or recently disturbed ground. Exactly the habitat I found it on.

 

Photograph © Jackie Freeman Photography Bude - Cornwall. 2009

 

 

Window box, Saint Cirq Lapopie, France.

Window box: Saint Cirq Lapopie, Le Lot, France.

Photograph © Jackie Freeman Photography Bude - Cornwall 2009

Rose Arch. Saint Cirq Lapopie, France.

Rose Arch. Saint Cirq Lapopie, Le Lot, France.

Photograph © Jackie Freeman Photography Bude - Cornwall 2009

 

 

Bee collecting pollen: Saint Cirq Lapopie, Le Lot, France.

Bee, Saint Cirq Lapopie, France.

Photographs by © Jackie Freeman Photography Bude - Cornwall 2009

 

 

St. Cyrq Lapopie view.

 

 

 

 

St. Cyrq Lapopie

Photograph © Jackie Freeman Photography -Bude, Cornwall 2009


 

 

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