Cool roundabouts in France


(Catharine Higginson) #1

Last week I realised that I had ‘gone native’ when I found myself admiring one of our local roundabouts. Either that or I need to get out more…



But joking aside, the French do some amazing things with roundabouts. I’ve seen all kinds of installations, art-work and landscaping over the years so I thought it might be fun for everyone to upload a photo of a roundabout that has caught their eye. We might even offer a prize for the most bizarre…!



So without more ado - here’s our entry, from Peyrehorade in Les Landes!


(Tema Frank) #2

Great photo!


(Susan Grunbichler) #3

I love it! It's just up the road from us in (of course!) Kiwi Country. I also like the one at the entrance to Salies de Béarn, with a wild boar statue.


(Sean Devine) #4

And heres the Happy faces:-





And heres Serre Chevallier


(Jane Williamson) #5

Wewill have to go and take a photo of a roundabout with huge wine glasses and real grapes near the co-operative at Vinzelles, just outside Macon.


(Stuart Wilson) #6

That’ll take some beating.


(Sean Devine) #7

Here’s the giants chair


(Stuart Wilson) #8

It’s an hours drive!!! I’m sure we can find an excuse to go down there, or I may have to entice another member to help out.


(Catharine Higginson) #9

Photo please Stu!


(Stuart Wilson) #10

Cool. There are grape vines on the roundabout at the entrance to Cahors.


(Sean Devine) #11

WOW ! thats brilliant :0 Wait till my kids see this one !

So far our favourites are the giants chair (somewhere near Poitiers I think) and the one with a cable car and racing bikes in Serre Chevalier.


(Jacqueline Brown) #12

I love it - and I agree there are some great roundabouts in France. Here is a sad story about one of our local junctionshttp://web.me.com/tournesol_bp/The_French_Village_Diaries/Blog/Entries/2010/11/29_An_act_of_mindless_vandalism.html