French Countryside

Why the French countryside? Because it was one of the mightiest rural lands in Europe; because it is the image of the peasant who lived more or less in the same way since prehistorical times; because it reveals a magical harmony between humans, animals and nature.

Many studies keep close to these former mentalities : earliest roads, growth of villages, etymology of place names, sites of prehistory, geological features.

In the soft landscape of this countryside, I have seen the human being's face who shaped it : a paradise of meadows and fields, farms and cows, hills and mountains; but also of old railways and factories, peaceful cemeteries and dwellings hiding in foliage...

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