Hotel La Chapelle St-Martin
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... of Saint Loup who was Bishop of Limoges in the 7th Century, and whose remains are preserved in the church. The Bishop was (supposedly) responsible for many miracles during his life. Every year, on 22 May, there is a parade through the streets of Limoges to honour the Saint, and St Loup's skull is carried in a gold container, partially open so that people can kiss it and hope for a miracle. Goodness - how sad that people might think this ...
... door. The container then exploded sending acrid smoke and fumes into the air. As the women and children tried to escape through the church windows, the Germans machine gunned them. After a while, the Germans opened the church doors, and fired into the crowd of women and children. Once they ran out of ammunition, they piled up the pews and chairs, and set them alight. They then methodically ransacked all the houses and shops in the town, and set them on ...
... with a large abbey, very old town hall and several very old schools in the centre of the town. It also has a couple of long viaducts running alongside the river. The river itself was like glass, and the reflections of the town and bridges in the water were just perfect. At several spots around the town, there were some unusual statues, for example there was a statue of a large turtle high up on a walkway, peering down on the road ...
... quite a few two day stays lately, it is very nice to be in one place for a week. It means we don't feel we need to rush around to see all the local sights. We finally unpacked our warm coats as the weather has turned quite chilly. But again, we managed to dodge most of the rain that has been pouring down on many areas of France, causing flooding in many areas (unlike Garth's niece, Helen who is cycling across France and has had a very wet trip so ...
... on riding.
Our first stop today is a place called Rocamadour which is famous for its setting in a gorge and on a cliff side, its monastic buildings and historical churches which have been visited by pilgrims for centuries. In fact the subterranean church of St Amadour dates from 1166. I will let the photo's do the talking for its spectacular setting. But it is breathtaking.
We spent a couple of hours there. ...