Cissé – a small village North-West of Poitiers in France. A place that most people would probably not choose as their holiday destination. Why? It’s small, not on the coast or in the mountains and simply not very famous. Don’t get me wrong. It is lovely and idyllic with old typical French houses and a rural character and charme.
So you might wonder how I ended up going there. I happen to have grown up in a village that is member of the European Charter of Rural Communities. Cissé is one of the member communities and one of those I’ve visited over the last couple of years.
I was on a road trip down to Portugal with a friend a couple of years ago and we decided to take a small detour and stop in Cissé. We bought some baguette and cheese for lunch at the local bakery, had a walk through the village and visited the European Charter Memorial and Park. From there we continued to a sunflower field, where I took this picture.
Sunflowers are my favourite flowers. Unfortunately, they are not in full blossom but I still like the picture and it brings back good memories 🙂