You see lots of statues of Mary in this Catholic country, but the Mary that stands outside the church in the tiny village of Cardaillac is a bit unusual. She looks very casual in her everyday blue robe and with her dark hair framing her face. Cardaillac is designated one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France and was the seat of power for the formidable Cardaillac family in the Middle Ages. It has the distinction of being attacked by Richard the Lionheart as he traveled across France on his home from the Crusades.
The commanding view from the top of the Tour Sagnes makes the climb up this 13th century fortified tower well worth the effort!