Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Quite literally jailhouse rock, viewed through the double-door entrance of Honfleur's former prison,  which dates to 1734. Le Vieux Honfleur, a charming and much visited port village, converted the prison into an ethnography and popular arts museum in 1896.

It's not legible in the photo, but a small note attached to the iron gate asks people not to shake it.

une prison:  a prison
la geôle:  the gaol; the jail
un geôlier:  a jail-keeper
le rock du bagne:  jailhouse rock

©2012 P.B.Lecron

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