A holiday window in Chinon, France features jolly elves, lanterns and a cookbook stand from the Swedish company Sia.
Late afternoon and the brick streets are practically deserted. Located on the bank of the Vienne River, Chinon is famous for its wine production. The town is also a popular tourist attraction. In the spring and summer months, it's bustling with visitors. The Lion in Winter was filmed here in 1968.
A decorative iron sign above a museum entrance.
A glimpse of a few items on display in the local museum.
An unexpected sight in a French town.
A gated mansion with courtyard.
An ancient wooden entryway.
A timber-framed building typical of area architecture in the 16th and 17th centuries. Spots on the photo were caused by raindrops.
A timber-framed residence.
A 16th-century wooden doorway.
A modern art piece set against the backdrop of a stone wall within a small courtyard.
An iron sculpture against a stone wall, with a sculptural bas relief over the doorway.
A 16th-century wooden beam with a hand-carved symbol of a cross.
A Chinon shop window dressed in red.