La Penne is a small, simple medieval village in France. It’s main attraction is its idyllic, pastoral setting, with forested hills just behind and a beautiful panorama of fields and hills stretching out in front.
There’s no commerce in the village. There is one restaurant (L’auberge de la Penne); the menu looks very good, but it’s a bit pricey for a casual lunch-time meal. The 13th-century Saint-Roch church, sitting across the fields just below the village, has a tall clock tower (still chiming the hours and half-hours) with a pyrmidal varnished-tile roof.
The cemetery here has the two Roman steles. It has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, the first “nobles” arriving in the 6th century – correct, I didn’t leave off a 1.
The church that you can visit today at La Penne was built in the 12th century, modern by 6th century standards. The reason to go here is for its tranquility, its history, its architecture and its beauty.
Photo is from this-is-france.