Hotel du Plat d'Etain
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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 ...
... So pretty much all I did today was go to church after church.
The first one I went to was dedicated to Saint Hilaire (bishop in 350 AD). Honestly, he seems kinda dull compared to the other saints I’ve run across on this trip. No destruction of villages or anything. He just wanted to have peace between the different factions of Christianity. I really liked the church as it was nearly empty (pic 2). It was a bit older so it wasn’t in ...
... narrow streets and set on a hill. It has been pedestrianised and it's a lovely shopping area. There is a market around Notre Dame, and an indoor market alongside.
But we haven't seen anything to match the splendour of Limoges.
Chauvigny is our next destination.
It was a chilly grey day in the medieval cite. The kids in France are on half term, but the castles and chateaux are closed. The donjon was tall, the chateau was intimidating and the castle was a ruin! ...
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, ...