Celia's blog

Musings on life in Lodeve, Languedoc

Presidential elections in Pégairolles

Posted by celiahukins on 09/05/2012

On Sunday we drove to Pégairolles de l’Escalette, a peaceful village not far from Lodève beneath the Pas de l’Escalette.

The peace was somewhat disturbed because it was the day of Les Elections Présidentielles. The local Mairie was a polling station and those who had turned out to vote stood by their cars and chatted to friends who they might not have seen for a while. (Sorry I have no photos of this – it would have been too intrusive.)

The church bell rings at midday. It must be automated as services are no longer held at the little church; in fact the pretty village has many holiday homes which are not be occupied at the moment.

And now France has a socialist president again after 17 years. On verra (we shall see) ..

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