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... was definitely the most interesting part. They had a whole huge section of wall and a house that they had unearthed when they were building the museum (pic 1). You could still see the fresco on the wall of the house. It makes one wonder about the lives of the people who lived there. Kids running a stick along the wall, a family around a table eating, etc. The picture I took does not do justice.
One of the most beautiful statues they had there was of the Roman goddess ...
... of Limoges here (pic 1). Kind of impressed that my phone could take such a decent picture.
I will go to Oradour sur Glane at some point though. The village is the embodiment of the horror the Nazis inflicted on France during the occupation. They call it a martyred village for good reason. 642 people, 207 of them children, were murdered with definite premeditation. There was a great quote I heard the other day from a Holocaust survivor but he was ...
... 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 ...
... the islands and several rum-based drinks. Each was explained and put in context which added a great deal to the pleasure of the tasting.
We also had several coach excursions organized to the several different sites of interest in the area. These included the ancient fortress town of Chauvigny with its multiple castles and a collection of live birds of prey including ...
... the little villages tend to slow you down a bit. After booking into our hotel we found a Laverie down the road and managed to complete all the laundry requirements. After we strolled around Poitiers for a while, mainly the shopping area, which is quite big and very clean. It was pleasant to walk without the hustle and bustle of the larger cities.
Picked up some supplies for lunch on the road tomorrow and back to the hotel for a hot shower and a reasonably early night.