It’s a sign
No, really it IS a sign. I know you probably thought that this was “a sign” that Bill and I have found the right place, which we have, but its real function is to tell you what’s inside. We were visiting the town of Villefranche-de-Conflent, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, and Bill spotted this iron sign above a wine shop. This type of graphic sign was popular in the days when people couldn’t read and they still seem to work today. Since this town is not far from the Spanish border and gets lots of non-French speaking visitors, it still makes sense.