Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Brouette Petit-Fils, Bourg-sur-Gironde

A fine sign for Brouette Petit-Fils, a winery famous for its sparkling wine "Crémant de Bordeaux." Their cellars, in a former quarry, are located kilometres away from Bourg, in the hamlet of Pain-de-Sucre. Founded by Paul Joseph Brouette, the company took the name Brouette Petit-Fils when his grand-son, Pierre Brouette succeeded him in 1982. In 2000 it was bought by Jaillance, a leading group specialised in sparkling wine.

Crémant de Bordeaux
A 2km visitez nos caves

The Brouette sign seen from the upper part of Bourg, built on a cliff overlooking the River Dordogne

Enamel sign for Brouette Petit-Fils in the streets of Bourg

Location: Rue des Chantiers, Bourg-sur-Gironde, Gironde

Monday, 28 September 2015

Bar Restaurant, Bourg-sur-Gironde

[Name of the place]
Bar   Restaurant   Pension de famille   Dancing   Télé. 89

Location: Rue Valentin Bernard, Bourg-sur-Gironde, Gironde

Friday, 25 September 2015

Marcel Borde, Bourg-sur-Gironde

A lovely late 19th-early 20th century sign for ironmonger Marcel Borde.
This is one of several painted signs that can still be seen while strolling through the streets of Bourg-sur-Gironde, a lovely little town on the bank of the River Dordogne, 40 km north of Bordeaux.

Marcel Borde
Aciers. Fers. Fontes    || Quincaillerie. Ferronnerie
Spécialités pour        ||     Articles de ménage   
Carrossiers & tonneliers ||    Fils de fer. Grillages         

Aciers. Fers. Fontes [Steel. Iron. Cast Iron]
Spécialités pour [Specialist Work For]
Carrossiers & tonneliers [Panel Beaters & Coopers]

Quincaillerie. Ferronnerie [Ironmonger. Ironwork]
Articles de ménage [Household Goods]
Fils de fer. Grillages [Wires. Wire Fences]

Location: Rue Valentin Bernard, Bourg-sur-Gironde, Gironde

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Fleischerei, Pirna

A very basic sign for a butcher's spotted in the town of Pirna, south east of Dresden.


Location: Bahnhofstraße, Pirna, Sachsen

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Schuhmacherei, Pirna

Before these premises were taken over by shoemaker Kun, there was a shop selling spirits and cigars (the name was painted above the windows but only a few letters can still be seen).

Schuhmacherei Kun



Location: Obere Burgstraße, Pirna, Sachsen

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Le Mont St Michel, Pons

A lovely painted sign for Le Mont Saint Michel, a workwear manufacturer founded in 1913. The company's logo consists of a sylized view of the famous rocky islet off the coast of Normandy, on which rises the abbey dedicated to St Michel.

Le Mont St Michel
Signature de garantie: Ariès
Bleus de [travail]
Blue [-jeans]

Location: Cours d'Alsace-Lorraine, Pons, Charente-Maritime