Eglise Saint-Laurent

The church of Magalas, first mentioned as a parish church in the 11th century, sits at the top of the village and opens into a small square. Today as I walked to the bakery for our lunchtime baguette it was bathed in sunshine. The church clock chimes the hour twice. Magalasiennes will tell you this dates back to the era when the workers in the surrounding vineyards relied on the church bells to tell the time, and allowed them an extra chance to count the hour.