Faure comes from the Occitan language and is a family name meaning ‘blacksmith’. As Les Faures was once associated with Chateau Biron and provided ironwork for the estate it is very aptly named. All that remains now is a rather blackened area in one of the barns where the fire must have been. It is very easy to find iron ore in the fields so they were of course using local materials readily available. We found this plaque in a local shop and couldn’t resist it as it seemed so appropriate and a decorative addition to the garden.