Hotel De La Roue D'Or
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... in France, and were fortunate to have fine and fairly warm weather for almost the entire trip. Both of us have been impressed, again, by the people, who were always kind and helpful. I try to use a few very basic French words or phrases or point to word in the French-English Phrase book, but there are still occasions I can't work out what a word means or how to express something, but there is often someone speaks some English or ...
... against the neighbouring Protestant town of La Rochelle. Gradually the harbour silted up in the last part of the 17th century, leaving the town stranded and useless as a port. It fell into ruin.
Amazing sight from the walls watching a storm coming in off the Atlantic Ocean very fast so we scamper back to the car and head towards Rochefort on the Atlantic Coast to the south-east of La Rochelle and ...
As we wind our way down into the valley a heavy fog covers everything. Visibility was down to 50 metres at times.
5 hours later and the fog has not lifted as we speed along driving as safely and as fast as we can. It is still foggy as we approach the deviation past Paris on our way to Saumur. All the way from the French alps to the Loire valley across France.
Lucas is tootling along at 160 klm and we come up behind an ...
... they were machined gunned.
Altogether 247 woman, 190 men and 205 children perished in the most awful circumstances.
Oradour now has a museum to commemorate the atrocity and the original village has been retained and is now a memorial. A new town has been built nearby.
We first visited the museum which is a collection of photo's regarding Hitlers rise to power, his subsequent conquest of most of ...
... our" café again. It was good to know they were still there as so much has changed in the last three years. We managed to get back to the van before it rained again but it did brighten up later in the day.
A much better day today. We were going to visit the Tank Museum but unfortunately Mike's knees were playing up again so we just did a bit of shopping and returned to ...