I am a bit of a fan of old painted adverts on walls, known as ‘Ghost adverts’.
There is one on the way we often drive up to Poitiers, it is just south and near the junction to St Benoit.
When I first came to France in the late 1960’s one of the major differences between France and England was that many houses had advertisements painted on their walls. This was obviously more prominent if the house faced onto a main road. The adverts were largely for alcoholic drinks such as Dubonnet, Suze, and Ricard, non alcoholic drinks like Coca Cola, then adverts for petrol, such as Total and Esso but there were also others less common. Continue reading