Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The Wall of the Plague
"Mur de la Peste" or wall of the plague, it can still be seen in places. I found this marker in a picnic pull-out on the back road between Fontaine-de-Vaucluse and Gordes. For all their efforts to contain the plague, it was not stopped by the wall and continued to spread throughout Provence eventually killing an additional 50,000 people. If you've seen the French film, "Horseman on the Roof" you have an idea just how panicked people became when the plague was in evidence. Seeing this marker gave me a bit of a shiver!