Sunday, February 10, 2008

Stephen Liégeard

Just a quick update on the re-trellising work. As you can see the vines are pruned and the wires and posts all removed. Now just the new taller posts and wires to install.
The large building in the background is the Château Stephen Liégeard de Brochon. Built by the eponymous 19th century poet it is basically a modern copy of the rather more famous Chateau d’Azay-le-Rideau and is now home to the local Lycée (high school).

Stephen Liégeard doesn’t seem to have made much of an impact as a poet, but he does have one small claim to fame… He introduced the expression Côte d’Azur for the French Riviera!