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... American’s flip out over cups and Halloween costumes the BBC is applauding the first real election of Myanmar that had an 80% turn out and a protest against the Taliban in Afghanistan. It puts things into perspective. Yesterday, the BBC was forced to address the whole Starbucks holiday cup issue because Donald Trump talked about it. I swear they could not keep a straight face! Anyway, I won’t get into politics too much.
As I only have three more days in ...
... 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 thought that a capped pipe was for the loo, we left emptying it till we got to the camp site.
Poitiers has several really important buildings and the campsite is within easy reach. We aren't far from Futuroscope, but we aren't going to visit. We will also try and visit Chauvigny and Chatelleraut.
We have given ourselves three days here.
Poitiers had a mixed response. We loved the Church of Notre Dame, but found the cathedral to be an example of vanity ...
... we were able to see up close.
The privately owned Chateau of Touffou, parts of which date from the 1100s, was another excursion site. The manicured gardens are beautiful and we had the chance to explore ancient towers, prison cells and kitchens.
The Futuroscope is a theme park with the theme being technology and the future. This was an especially ...
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, ...