I find French electrics both fascinating and terrifying.
The electrics in our little house have obviously suffered from a good deal of bodging. We are gradually untangling the dodgy bits as they come to light – or not, as the case may be !!
For example, there is a switch by the terrace door that looks like a light switch but actually connects to two wall sockets on the other side of the room. We have scratched our heads over that one many times. But they work so we left them exactly as they are. Apart from anything else we would have to excavate into several inches of plaster and dig up the tiled floor to change it. We operate an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” policy.
However, we don’t have anything so nearly as pretty as this.
It’s on a building near the château at Paulmy. Definitely a thing of great beauty and intricacy.
I don’t really need to know what it does – just knowing that it’s there at all and I can go and admire it at any time is more than enough. On the other hand, if anyone does know what it does………