The first sketch is the gatehouse of the medieval ville bastide (fortified town) of Larressingle in the area of France know as the Gers. It lies in the south. The day we visited, swifts were screaming overhead and they have got into my husband's picture...
The second sketch was drawn in the Loire Valley, in the town of Beaugency. This little church, the church of St Etienne, was closed because of an exhibition. Luckily we got a peek inside and could see the barrel vaulted roof. It has clean, simple lines - very eleventh century.
And finally here is his sketch of the later Chapel of Thibault, close to our hotel.
I shall try and write more about France later...am busy with the next novel at the moment!