Moderne La Charmille Hotel
Travel Blogs from Chatellerault
... 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 ...
Breakfast this morning was several different kinds of bread, including brioche and croissants, fruit salad, and goat cheese. Laurent, one of the hotel's owners, recommended that we pour honey on the goat cheese, top it with walnuts that we cracked ourselves in some really heavy duty crackers, and then spread it on some of the bread. I didn't do the honey part, but spreading it on bread was a great idea. Laurent makes his own jam, and there were probably ...
We were out of the hotel at 8:30 this morning, and Virginie started things off by giving us Mentchikoffs. Chartres is famous for two treats: macarons and Mentchikoffs. We had macarons yesterday (and they were gooood!). Mentchikoffs were created during a craze for all things Russian and named after a Russian general. They consist of ground almonds in chocolate, which are then baked into a meringue. They are super tasty. Unfortunately, Virginie says that she's never seen ...
Our Visit to Chinon
After much difficulty in renting a car at the Paris airport we headed to the Loire Valley with the intent of riding bicycles between chateaux. As much by happenstance as anything else, Shar chose Chinon as our location and the Hotel Gargantua as our accommodation. With a name like that how could you go wrong?
Chinon is just southwest of Tours which is 250km south of Paris and it is a medieval town ...
... the train station was and another passenger offered advice in English. He was also catching the train I was. I asked him if there were luggage lockers at the station and he wasn't sure but walked with me to the station while I asked. On the way to the station we chatted and he owned a cycling tour transport company in England which did drop off and pick ups - no tour leading. He then asked if I would like to join him for a bite ...
Other places to stay in Chatellerault
30 Rue Rolland Garros, Chatellerault | Hotelfrom $46
10 Avenue Camille Page, BP 323, Chatellerault | 2 star hotelfrom $67
Rn 10, Chatellerault | Hotelfrom $66
ZI Nord Secteur Est, Chatellerault | Hotelfrom $67
Espace d'Argenson - ZI Nord, Chatellerault | Hotelfrom $54
Le Perron, Availles en Chatellerault, Chatellerault | Hotelfrom $59