The Yew is the National Tree of France but I think it should be the Sycamore, Platanus racemosa.
The entrance to almost every small town in France is announced to drivers by a long tunnel of overhanging sycamore trees. In the town where I live, we have the usual allee at the entrance but also a long row that lines the river and a giant bosque in the plaza where the locals play petangue in the shade. They are of bare in the winter and the shade is gone but not their beauty. I took the opportunity of this past rainy Sunday to get my seven year old out of the house and take a walk with my camera.
Hope you like the photos and sorry for the fuzziness of some of them.