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... has got me thinking about the country and people of France in general. In many ways I feel a kinship with the French. They prefer things quiet and stoic to the point where they will ask someone to leave who is talking on their phone on a train. My antisocial tendencies really appreciate that. However, there are few smiles and I can’t remember hearing any laughter here.
There is also a great deal of pride in being French. Pride isn’t always a bad thing but ...
... style but the romantic style with a curved ceiling. What was really unique though, was that it still had a lot of the frescos left intact (pic 3). So much so that you could see bits and pieces over all the walls and columns. It must have been quite beautiful and ornate when it was new.
From there I went to the Church of Notre Dame la Grande which wasn’t very grand at all. Inside it had some pretty stained glass and was very pretty architecture ...
... was being used for is a mystery to me. And of course no one parked overnight on a cold pitch used the electricity to heat the camping cars!!!
Nice boulangerie in the town.
Off to Angouleme. The cathedral was disappointing. Very sanitised. Modernised unsympathetically. Modern glass and painted walls! The town / city was pretty horrible too - grey, dirty and busy. We didn't enjoy the place, but at least we had a good night.
We were moving towards Poitiers, but it ...
... a bit cold. Everyone warms up with a wine tasting at a local shop.
Returning to the hotel, we have some time to pack for departure tomorrow. After a brief farewell party in the hotel's bar we drive to the town of Tours for dinner -- a gastronomic extravaganza at a local Michelin-rated restaurant: Charles Barrier. It is a perfectly delicious ending to an opulent and extravagant tour!
... of two concentric spiral flights of stairs that wind independently around a hollow central column, so if two people each take one flight they can see each other through the openings in the central column, but will never meet.
We drive to the town of Blois for lunch at Le Monarque Restaurant. There is a large gathering of educators and intellectuals in Blois at this time for an annual debate ...