Hostellerie La Bergerie des Chapelles
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... German president Joachim Gauck and French president François Hollande visited the ghost village of Oradour-sur-Glane. A joint news conference broadcast by the two leaders followed their tour of the site.This was the first time a German president had come to the site of one of the biggest World War II massacres on French soil.
We arrived at the Hotel parked up and as ...
... committed these atrocities but many of them were killed in action a little over a week later and those who weren't were given amnesty much later after the war. A new town has been built next to this village but the old town stands as a memorial and reminder of what we should never let happen again. We drove only 10 km further to see another little village where time has stood still. This village is called Montrol-Senard. Everything is as it was in the beginning of ...
... So I helped her carry a huge bag of wet washing right across the village and up a hill and then down a long gravel track which then became an overgrown grass path and I began to wonder what I had got myself into. Suddenly we were in an overgrown clearing in a wood and in the middle was a half built, modern, brick house and an ancient pigeon house. She was living partially in the pigeon house and sleeping in the unfinished house which had a roof but no doors ...
... stopped at the local church, which was Romanesque and had some beautiful column capitals. Sadly, the church was desperately in need of repair, and had many worrying cracks in the walls and ceilings. As we left the town, we saw that we had been there for over an hour. This is not please the architect who felt like we wasted too much time. I, however, do not have some phantom schedule for hiking. Stopping along the way and getting to see the sites is ...
... you walk. We stopped once at a café for tea and coffee and again
later in the day for lemonade, which was very pleasant, but there was nothing leisurely
Both the men are very nice, and they made pleasant
conversation. They both speak English, but one speaks English a little better
than the other. I could have sworn that they were both in their late 40’s,
which only shows what a poor judge of age that I am. One is 60 ...