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... It may have all the artistic gems and may have a slight French feel to it but, just like any big city, it’s got too many other cultures and types of people mixed in. It makes me wonder about some of the other big cities I’m going to – Athens, Rome, Budapest, etc.
There are a lot of other thoughts I’ve had but these are the few that are coherent enough to voice at this point.
I didn’t do much today with things being closed. I did ...
... I knew I was heading toward a museum that I will be going to tomorrow but I wanted to make sure I knew where it was. I didn’t know where it was apparently because I came upon this church which was three streets over. This church was so beautiful outside and, since I heard singing inside, I decided to enjoy the beauty and not go in. I sat for a bit and looked at it (and my map) before heading on my way.
Poitiers is a gorgeous city! You can feel ...
... point was the Eglise. The inside was a masterpiece of painting. It made no pretence of being artistically wonderful, but all the same, it was magnificent. A joy to behold.
And in the new town, a Saturday morning market. A real everyday French market. Stalls with everyday needs - food, clothes, shoes and handbags. And hugely busy. The French were shopping for the week.
Tomorrow we start the last lap - the meander up to Calais, past Paris and avoiding illegal ...
We had a very full, restful and encouraging Feast of Tabernacles in La Bussières France, about an hour's drive east of Poitiers. The vacation colony was quite rural; we head virtually no sounds except natural ones during our stay. Most of the buildings were new, but there is a 16th century manor-house and a stone pigeon-tower from the same period. We were 116 present.
Left Arromanches about 9.30am and drive through Bayeux onto Rennes where we lunched at the Golden Arches, purely because they had the convenience of food and toilets at the same venue.
After lunch we continued on, mostly on the motorway, however Madam Navman did lead us astray every now and then and we did drive through some small villages and countryside as we tried to skirt around the bigger cities.
Arrived at Poitiers at 4.30 pm, only 465 kms covered all up, ...