Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Magic Roundabouts...

We've mentioned roundabouts before when we spoke of Le Main Jaune but this is only one of many interesting ones around the region. The French do take great pride in their local roundabouts. To celebrate these flights of imagination we're going to feature a "Roundabout of the Week" over the next few months.

Our first is to the East of Richelieu, travelling towards St Maure, L'Ile Bouchard, at the junction of the D757 and the D20. It is recognised to the English locally as the Chocolate Orange Roundabout....


Any guesses as to why??  The nickname would be completely lost to the majority of French as Terry's chocolate orange is not exported.

As can be seen from the pictures each segment represents a local village with the name engraved on the outer stone circle. Simple and yet very effective at one of the main entrance roads to the town.

2 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That is quite unique, but yes I can see why the English call it the Chocolate Orange roundabout Ha ha. Diane

Craig said...

I look forward to it - that will be an interesting series.