Le Mas De Jouas
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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Well, we arrived at Uzerche and of course it was a Friday night. They were erecting the dodgem car arena and preparing for their market in the place where we stopover so no room for us, or peace either. A further 20km down the road we found another place, new to us, ...
... heaven. The frescos are original but look fresh and new. I’ve never seen anything so ornate that doesn’t rely on gold leaf. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and really very unique. The altar is at the west end – unheard of in a catholic church but done to save the stone screen. It certainly reinforces the power of the church so I suppose it succeeded in its purpose. ...
... town to the chapels and pilgrims would stop on each step to pray. In 1562 during the Wars of Religion the town is plundered and the body of Amadour destroyed. The pilgrimages are abandoned. Now it is the tourists who climb the steps to see the restored chapels and the Black Madonna. The steps are steep and we first have to climb up from the parking to the town but we go to the top. Some of the chapels are large with organs and large ...
Lovely coffee stop in Lescure, sitting by one of the 11th Century town gates with its 19th Century clock. On to Franciscan priory and 12th Century shrine, Notre-Dame de la Dreche. Looks very like Albi cathedral if smaller. Built at the same time and seemingly to a similar design. Both look like a bundle ...
... de Go. No photos, just a very pleasant ramble in the countryside near our gite, lovely autumn sunshine. Down to the Tarn, past small chateau, stables, children on Thelwell ponies and home again. Dinner in the city centre this evening, restaurant with seats outside in little side street not wide enough for cars. Medieval houses hanging over and bats flitting ...