By PeterMay


For the first time in 40 years we explored the village of Gluges, built into towering cliffs on the north bank of the Dordogne, a few kilomètres downriver from where we live. We were intrigued to discover that the church square was called Place Edith Piaf. A little investigation led us to the discovery that Piaf had once visited and fallen in love with this village, leading her to pay for the replacement of the stained glass windows in the church. A framed article adorns to wall of the church to the right of the main door, with a photograph of the lady herself. A little bit of unexpected cultural history.

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