This explains the presence in town of several ghost signs for major companies. But these are not the only ones. Some local trades have also left their marks on the walls of the town.
One of them, across the road from the chancel of the romanesque church of Saint-André-du-Nom-de-Dieu, is a former imprimerie (printing works). Strangely, the central part of this ghost sign has completely disappeared and while 'imprimerie' was easy to guess, I have no idea who was running it.
Location: Rue Nationale, Saint-André-de-Cubzac, Gironde / Pictures taken in May 2012