Exploring La Brigue Pt. 2

Continuing the walk, La Brigue is also home to the Chateâu Lascaris, a ruined castle.

Approaching Château Lascaris
Approaching Château Lascaris
The Tower of Château Lascaris
The Tower of Château Lascaris
Castle ruins
Castle ruins

Just beside the castle are some interesting houses.

Houses in La Brigue
Houses in La Brigue

A little path gives a wonderful view of La Brigue amidst the surrounding mountain landscape.

Another view of Château Lascaris and surrounding mountains
Another view of St-Martin Collegiate Church
Another view of St-Martin Collegiate Church
A house on the terraces
A house on the terraces
Dense buildings (look at the party walls! :s )
Dense buildings (look at the party walls! :s )

Walking through the town, cats wandering about are a common sight.

A black cat runs into a building
A black cat runs into a building
Cats sleeping in a barrel
Cats sleeping in a barrel

It is also common to see plaques or other figures above doorways. These are said to protect inhabitants from bewitchment.

Warding away the witches
Warding away the witches

Finally we came to a wide square. After visiting the square, we went to the Heritage Center, which had a cute dog called Tommy.

A square in La Brigue
A square in La Brigue
A war monument in La Brigue
A war monument in La Brigue

After returning to the room, it was raining. Some time later the sound of bells ringing could be heard. A very strange but neat sight was see a whole herd of sleep running down the road just outside the window. They were noisy because they were wearing cowbells.

We had another three course meal for supper at the hotel (since it was included). I had chèvre chaud, ravioli, and creme brulée.