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... port of call was to the Basilica of St Martin of Tours. This is a fairly modern building, started in the late 19thC and not completely finished until 1924 .This replaces the very old Basilica which was begun very very early to house the tomb of St Martin. This building was added to many times, until it became ...
... Tours via Loches. Unfortunately the Chateau at Loches isn't really visible from the ring road. . We took the road towards Amboise and after crossing the river Cher, we turned left towards Tours and found our campsite at La Ville aux Dames.
We had a lovely journey in bright sunshine, but it ...
... important to pay a kindness on and we have experienced kindness everywhere we have been in France.
Travelling on from La Rochelle to Brouage
Brouage was founded in 1555 by Jacques de Pons on the Bay of Biscay facing the Atlantic Ocean. Its economy was based on salt and access to the sea. The town was fortified between 1630 and 1640 by Cardinal Richelieu as a Catholic bastion in order ...
... in the middle of the two fastest lanes, Lucas pulls into the slow lane beside him and the driver glances over at us and puts his foot down and that is the last we see of him. He must have been pulling 200 k as he rounded the gentle bend in the road as he disappears into the darkness.
Morning breaks through the gloom and the fog has given way to drizzling rain. Stuck behind a convoy of trucks travelling at 60 klm for nearly 30 klms. Lucas is nearly off ...
... John showed no
real interest in helping. Henry had already been laid to rest at
Fontevraud and Richard requested to be laid at the feet of his father,
so in the later years of her life Eleanor retreated to Fontevraud and
actually saw and gave approval to her tomb effigy. She commented on the
peon the face, the masterly folds in her garments and requested she be
represented holding her prayer book.
All up an impressive, if
highly dysfunctional ...