Not far from us there is a wine village called Vinsobres. Tell you the truth, I never even thought about the double sense of the name - sober wines - until I got an invitation to their "Funny Village Name Festival". And fun it was. Not only because villages from as far as Bretagne - Corps-Nuds (Naked Bodies) or Vatan - Go Away! from the Center of France came all the way to Provence, they all did their names proud. Not that they were all "Folles" (crazy) or trying to rip us off (Arnac), but since good humor and good wines are said to lead to "Vieillevie" (old life) there was a lot done for longlevity this Sunday morning.
Festival of Funny Names
The Crazy Ones
These two came from the "Rip-Off" Village of Arnac
The Capital of Liars
They might be from Arnac but they sure don't look like conmen to me....