This is the musical organ grinder: I was disappointed there was no monkey, but his dog was very cute.
Note the cap, his bed and his very own umbrella.
The Boulangerie; even the children do their bit selling the small cakes outside the shop.
A table full of second hand junk! Umbrellas up and raincoats on.
Vegetables are part of the normal Saturday morning market.
The oyster stall - my favourite; take your pick of various sizes. I bought une douzaine (a baker's dozen-13) for the princely sum of €3; sorry Nigel but I could not resist them.
A damp looking fun fair under cover waiting for the evening.
Holiday - May 8th - WWII Victory Day (1945).
Commemoration of the end of the Second World War (in
Europe). Ceremonies take place to remember the soldiers killed during the war. Wreaths are placed on the tomb of the unknown soldier, at the base of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and at monuments to the dead of the war, throughout . France
On this public holiday, Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure also celebrated the opening of the new bypass in 2005. Before this, the main road N141 through the town was the only road for all vehicles, regardless of size, to travel from
Limoges to . It must have been a nightmare as the road is not very wide. For their celebration, they close the road through the town and have what they call a Bric a Brac sale. This means if you pay a small price for a place to put your table, you can sell anything you like. I have to admit there is an awful lot of junk on sale, but junk to one person is something useful for another. In the evening, they have a fun fair for the children, and I am sure, some of the young at heart adults as well. Celebrations of different kinds continue through the weekend. Angouleme
Sadly, the weather was not at its best in the morning, and although not really raining, it was damp with odd bits of drizzle coming down. It cleared up later, so I am sure the fun fair did well in the evening. The following pictures were all taken on the morning of the 8th in Chasseneuil.