First we went to the Air-Club at La Chapelle
Vendômoise near Blois where we had reserved a flight. Yannick flew
over the region with a micro-light and took the photographs but he
felt really sick as it was very windy.
Then we drove to Cellé and tried to find the place. With the
Google-Earth indications we just couldn't find it. We were hiking
around and it was horribly hot. Yannick who suffers of hay-feever
was sneezing all the time… pour boy! Finally I suggested that we
should go back to the little village (280 inhabitants…) and ask some
people. Nobody seemed to know anything. We showed them the photos
taken from the micro-light and they all seemed rather astonished.
Finally we found a lady who knew about it. She tried to explain how
to get there but we still had some difficulties.
After our 3 hours searching, we finally saw it from a hill-side. The
formation was laying there on the other side of the village and so
we went there to take some more photographs.
The little circle seemed not too bad but the ring of standing crop
in the middle was not very convincing. The centre of the big
formation was a whole mess. Nothing in common with the beautiful
crop-formations of England! The passages of the labyrinth were not
too bad. Finally, I didn’t know what to think about it. Yannick was
sure that it’s a hoax.
We left the formation after about 40 minutes and when I opened my
car, a man came by to talk to us. He told us that Cléa, a young
artist, had made it with 4 friends and the owner of the field,
during a whole day. He gave us the name of the farmer and we will
call him to investigate a bit more.
As it was already 7.30 p.m. And as we were exhausted and hungry, we
decided to have dinner somewhere near the place, especially as we
had another two or three hours to drive back home.
Some more news about the formation
So, they didn't even want
to make believe that it was a "real" formation of a mysterious
A bientôt (which means
something as: see you later or good bye)