| St Benoit is a
small town, not much more than a village in fact, situated on a
horseshoe shaped bend in the river Portefeuille in the French department
Thanks to some very good (and kind!) friends who have a
small cottage near to the town I was able to spend just over a week in
the area in August 2003. I drove down from Paris on the very last day of
a heat wave that had lasted for several weeks, once I arrived the
weather broke and the days were largely cloudy with some occasional rain.
This was a blessing for the French who had been suffering in the heat,
and for the farmers needing rain, but it wasn't quite what I had in mind
when I arranged the trip.
Click on the top left image to view the photographs in sequence.
There are also some colour images from the trip that you can see by
Prints are available of all these photographs. If you are interested in
buying any of them you can enquire about pricing etc. via email by