Preparations for Le Fête de la Saint-Louis and the Tourist Office!
The Daglan Tourist Office/Museum is one place we have not covered much in our blog. With this in mind we set out to rectify the omission. However on our walk to the Tourist Office we became a little side tracked with the preparations for the Fête de la Saint-Louis which will be held this weekend. The bunting was already in place, then came the flags showing the themes of past Fêtes.
No plants were harmed during the taking of this photograph
Here we have a navigation flag indicating the theme of the 2003 Fête.
Tourist office and museum
If you are ever visiting Daglan do pop into the Tourist Office where you can pick up lots of information about the area.
The Tourist Office/Museum is open throughout the Spring and Summer, 10 till 12.30 and 2 till 4. closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
At the rear of the tourist office is a vineyard where there is a display of antique farm equipment and a variety of grapes.
The children from the Primary School in Daglan harvest the grapes in the Autumn.
Grapes are rich in vitamin C and B, glucose, fructose and have many trace elements such as calcium so have many health benefits. Not forgetting of course, they are great to eat and to drink.
I was once a dress designer before I became a Forensic Psychologist so this display of vintage sewing machines was fascinating for me.
You will find antique household and farm implements, instructions for dry stone walling and construction of dry stone huts for which the village is famous.
You will also see pictures of Daglan , this is a vintage La Place de la Liberté. Im not sure when it was taken but looking at the car I would suggest the 1920s
Not much has changed except that the tower is missing from the house in the middle of the picture and the small Boulangerie is now closed. The new Boulangerie is to be found across the road from the Square.
Entry to the museum is free.
Another view of the place de la Liberté You can just see our home in this picture.
Picture from the Daglan Mairie.