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... heavy and I did have to haul everything to the museum and back to the hotel which was kind of a pain, but I’m so happy to have food I can’t complain (too much).
I went and found a little bench outside the Musee St-Croix and enjoyed the French version of a BLT (they put the bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes into a blender before putting it in the bread). After that, I swung by the Baptistère Saint-Jean to peak in the door and see if it was worth doing in. It cost only ...
... 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 ...
... 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, ...