Chris Slade describes the son et lumiere presentation at the abbey of Bon Repos called "Le Pays de Conomor" in Brittany, which takes place during the first two weeks of August.
Yesterday evening. 8.00pm. We were just finishing beef bourguignon. There was a loud knock on the door. The four of us said nothing. Who could it be?
At dusk, shutters are firmly closed on all Breton houses and no one ventures out.
I went to the door and through the glass I could see a red reflective strip in the darkness.
I opened the door. Two firemen beamed at me.