Friday, October 27, 2006

Aveyronnais at work in Toulouse


It's always fun to identify an Aveyronnais business far from home. Once when visiting Paris, we drove by a café called "Au Trou de Bozouls." Since we live quite near this geographical landmark (le trou) as well as the village of Bozouls, we got quite a kick out of seeing a little piece of Aveyron in the capital.

I just got back from a few days in Toulouse, and was tickled to find a trace of Aveyron there in this hotel, named after the Rodez cathedral tower.

Indeed, the diligent Aveyronnais made -- and are still making -- a fortune in the hotel and café business in Paris, and they seem to have left a trace in Toulouse too.

3 comments:

angela said...

I love the trou and village. What caused the trou? It looks from above if someone dropped a giant stone there!
Angela

angela said...

I love the trou and village. What caused the trou? It looks from above if someone dropped a giant stone there!
Angela

bcinfrance said...

I don't know much about what caused the trou de Bozouls but there is a brand new geological museum in the village devoted to that and other such questions...