Sunday, 13 December 2015

I'm glad we don't live in ... Sunday 13th December 2015


In France, a commune is the equivalent in England of a parish so we are in the parish of Lenault.  For addresses, most houses actually in the village will just carry the name "le bourg" (the village).  We are, however, situated 2 kms outside of le bourg and for outlying houses the French give hamlet names.  Ours is La Causserie which just covers our house, although others may include several houses.  In the commune of Lenault, hamlet names include Le Hamelet, Le Jardin, La Saulnerie and La Fosse etc.  All I can say, though, is that I am glad we didn't find a house in Crapouville!


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  1. Ha ha. I love signs like this. They're the sort that end up in those 'gift/comedy' books you can buy over here.

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  2. La Causserie definitely sounds like a much nicer place to live than Crapouville! :-)

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    1. I know although it would probably be easier for people to remember.

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  3. *Sniggers* not great for selling holidays!

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  4. Ha! Brilliant :) I'm glad I don't live there either!

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  5. I am also glad you don't live in Crapville. Should definitely be avoided!

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  6. That's a really interesting bit of information and I totally agree with you on the name! I guess the French would be absolutely fine with it?

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    1. Crapeau in French is toad so they probably think it means Toad Town!

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  7. Ha I love it, is it a nice place to live I wonder

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  8. Hahaha! That is brilliant! I always love signs like this. #mysundayphoto

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  9. shows how long I've been in France, I took this to be "toad-ville" not crap town! But yes I guess it wouldn't be good on the gite marketing material!

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    1. Ha ha, that does not surprise me, Phoebe! It would be easy for people to remember the name mind you.

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    1. I chuckle every time I see the sign or go there!

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  11. *spits out coffee* hahahaha I love place names :D

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