Clockwise from the top, these are:
- tomme de Savoie (in the Alps)
- camembert de Normandie
- chèvre de Mareuil-sur-Cher (near Saint-Aignan)
- ossau iraty du pays Basque (SW France)
- pur brebis de Corse (Corsica)
In the afternoon we took a drive up through the Sologne to Chambord, stopping along the way in the village called Fontaines-en-Sologne to look around in the church there. A lot of the pews in the church have little plaques, reserving them, I guess from the people who usually occupy them. I liked this one:
I bet a lot of people would like to have that name.
News on France Inter radio this morning: President Sarkozy's approval rating as fallen to 36%, the lowest score for a French president since the 1950s, when de Gaulle came in and set up the Fifth Republic. Nicolas Sarkozy has been in office less than a year, and the least you can say is that he hasn't gotten off to a strong start.