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... Hotel de
Ville”, which is set in a big garden in the middle of the city. What else did
we see…a church of course. Which was actually different from most other
churches we had been in, this one had the normal row of seats leading up to
where the Priest stands, then on the left and right side of where the Priest
is, there was another little section for people to sit. It was very big, AND
the walls were not only the typical brick we see ...
... a really cool nativity scene, but it wasn’t only a nativity scene, there were many different scenes from the bible. There was Adam and Eve, Moses, David, and John the Baptist to name a few.
We also saw a really old Ampitheatre. It was so cool. I felt like I should have been fighting off lions, gladiator style.
We went back downtown and ate some yummy crepes of course. We saw some new flavours, like ...
... and in one town the musty smell of wine was overpowering. Interestingly too, the shops in this area -supermarkets etc, still shut at lunchtime. David had a wander around the town to size up the boulangeries in the town. Only three camping cars ...
... drying sunflowers. Arrived at Angouleme, small town but excellent new campsite. Camped next to some more Aussies, Matt and Jane from Perth, who had been travelling Europe on and off for several years, initially in a Motorhome, now in a caravan. Much chatting over few red ...
... and 'champagne', the name 'cognac' is an Appellation d'origine contrôlée, (AOC) and the brandy's production methods must meet certain legal requirements.
The vineyards of the two most common grapes used, Folle Blanche and Ugni Blanc (locally known as Saint-Emilion), blanket the hillsides surrounding the town of Cognac. These grapes are used to create a white wine, which is then ...