On the plaza behind the chateau in the center of Gordes is Couteau-sud, the village butcher shop. One of the proprietors, Madam Estelle Couteau, was quite gracious and allowed me to photograph her. With the help of sign language, we shared enough of each other's native tongues to have an enjoyable portrait session. She told me about her young family and I told her of my grown children. We both spoke with pride.