Saint Benoît is a tiny farming village perched up high. To
get there you have to take a narrow road where you may meet a tractor,
and you'll also glimpse a few cows in the fields!
Benoît is surrounded by poplars, fir trees and poppies, in
a beautiful natural setting where greyish rocks eroded and scoured
by erosion stand in the middle of verdant meadows among wooded hills.
In front of the "mairie" is a small square, where the
house façades have been recently painted. A brand new circular
fountain stands in the middle of this square, abutting a wash house
with a tiled roof.
lovely it is to stroll along these pretty little peaceful streets
lined with low houses, discovering a flower-filled terrace now and
then, or a restored covered passageway, a little church with its
bell-tower built into a wall, some fine yellow-stone houses, etc.
There are even a few old barns that need renovating, and some of
them are for sale: if you like authentic old buildings, take note!
Peace and tranquillity are ever-present at Saint Benoît.
On a fine day, the inhabitants like to take lunch outside, in their
garden and organise a barbecue ... in the street!