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... houses and a warren of winding medieval streets. The city has flourished since Roman times. There were Christian Bishops here in the third century AD and their cathedral has an array of ancient stained glass, beautifully restored carvings and massive pillars, ruder even than Durham's. For Lois, it has been the element of delighted surprise that has made this holiday. For me, it's been the return of half forgotten French expressions and ...
... to explore Bourges on Sunday. It was worthwhile, as we had the chance to explore the Bourges Cathedral and the old town itself. There are many sections of the town which date from the medieval times, with wooden framed houses down most lane ways. It is a town of about 66,000 friendly people. We found a wide choice of restaurants and cafes on Saturday, but fewer on Sunday.
We didn't get to Notre Dame in Paris, but reckon the ...
... the French king signed his son's birthright away to England. The city is most famous, therefore, as the site of Joan of Arc's decisive battle against the English, where she ended the Siege of Orleans, allowing the disinherited French dauphin to assume the French crown.
Today, the city has a charming medieval center, dominated by the marvelous Orleans Cathedral. Unfortunately, it was cold and raining while we there. We visited the cathedral, and ...
Our days in Paris came to an end today, which was sad. We ventured down to the "Grand Carnot" for our regular cafes et croissants. The guy there, Bruno, was invested in to the "order of the Koala" for exceptional service and friendliness.
After checking out and saying "au revoir" to Estelle and Emmanuel, we ventured through the craziness of Arc de triumph roundabout for one last time. (For those South Aussies - ...
to the lovely Blois this morning, although it was a little
disappointing as the 'Musee de Magic' was not open. Should have never
told Ella about it as it got her excited! (It was the former home of
the French 'Houdin' who the American Houdini got his name from. But
we ended up exploring all the quiet backstreets of Blois, very quiet
and built into the hills so many ...