What a gorgeous, fun, rugged (to walk in) village this is!
Cordes-sur-Ciel, it is said, looks to be rising from the clouds in the winter when low-lying mists are plentiful. We missed the image of its rising from the clouds, but it was very impressive, nonetheless.
It took a lot of stamina to walk the giant hills in the over 100 degree heat on the day we were there, but payoffs of darling shops, artists' studios and magnificent views were worth it.
This metal sculpture by an artist named Stanko was near where we parked in Cordes-sur-Ciel. The base has a pattern of mosaic tiles. We found two other sculptures by the same artist closer in to town.
Some of the excellent views from near the top of the hill.
A 'secret garden' we spied below the roadway we were walking along.
These cute birdhouses caught my eye.
The lace curtains in many windows and doors throughout much of southwest France reminded me a lot of Ireland.
There was a calligraphy shop in this town!
A pretty doorway.
This archway holds a welcome secret...natural air conditioning! It was - for some reason - a wondrously cool spot on a terribly hot day.
Take a good look at the walking conditions. I needed better walking shoes.