BEST WESTERN Manoir de Beauvoir
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... against nature: a woman genius." Cuz only men can be geniuses. Moreover, he brother left her to rot in an insane asylum for the last 30 years of her life. A fascinating story but it just makes me mad. Anyway, that particular exhibition got me to wondering how much more art would there be if we hadn’t barred women from all the various forms for so long. What beauty could we have had? What interesting and innovative styles? It irks me.
After the museum I went to ...
... style but the romantic style with a curved ceiling. What was really unique though, was that it still had a lot of the frescos left intact (pic 3). So much so that you could see bits and pieces over all the walls and columns. It must have been quite beautiful and ornate when it was new.
From there I went to the Church of Notre Dame la Grande which wasn’t very grand at all. Inside it had some pretty stained glass and was very pretty architecture ...
We moved east to stay at a small village called Nersac, which was close enough to visit Angouleme. Mostly motorway, there was a stretch of single carriageway road on which vehicles over 3.5t maxed at 80kph and were banned from overtaking. Ha! Neither of these restrictions appear to be heeded by lorry drivers.
The aire at Nersac was just by the police station. Electricity was provided, but a notice said that using it for heating was 'interdit'. How anyone could tell what ...
... 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.