Photographer's Note

The owners of this house in Baignes have cleverly made a feature of what would otherwise be a blank end wall. At the bottom there is a small well maintained shrubbery with a fair amount of plants; above a set of appealing trompe-l'oeils in the form of windows. I was particularly taken by the cat in the attic. I hope you like this interesting blend of urban art and garden as well.

A stitch of two images due to lack of space behind me.

The small town of Baignes in Charente forms part of the the commune of Baignes-Sainte-Radegonde. The commune was formed in 1865 from the merger of Baignes with the now much smaller village of Sainte-Radegonde. At the time of the merger the existing commune of Sainte-Radegonde was much bigger than that of Baignes.

The area has a long history dating back until at least Roman times when there was a settlement known as Cathmeriacum. It lay on the Roman road that linked Saintes to Bordeaux.

Quite an extensive article about the geography and history of Baignes-Sainte-Radegonde can be found on the French wikipedea site here:. It is written, of course, in French.

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