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... but I’d seen quite a few people look inside and then move on. After glancing in, I could see why. All they had was one room with little placards with pictures on them. No statues, no art, no nothing at all. I saved my 2€ and headed to Musee St-Croix.
Since I have the ISIC (international student identification card), I got into the museum for free which was neat! The museum was a nice medium sized place with quite a few interesting things. Its section ...
... else I believe. It was, "“They say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time." I think it’s important that those who died in Oradour sur Glane never be forgotten. I want to be part of carrying that memory on, no matter how heavy it may be.
Since tomorrow is Armistice Day (end of WW1) or Veteran’s Day for you Americans, all of the churches will ...
... the Palace of justice was a walk too far.
The church was stunning. Painted walls and beautiful leaded glass windows combined to make a building with true wow factor. The cathedral on the other hand was just a huge space intended to emphasise the importance of Henry ll (of England) and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Poitiers is central to the story of Joan of Arc and this is celebrated with a statue and a truly magnificent window. The city itself is medieval in many ...
... for younger people.
The fourth excursion was to the village of Angles sur l’Anglin, the castle of which dates from the 11th century. This village has been officially designated one of the most beautiful villages of France and one can easily see why.
It was a wonderful eight days, and as is the case every year, we wondered at the end where the time had ...
... the little villages tend to slow you down a bit. After booking into our hotel we found a Laverie down the road and managed to complete all the laundry requirements. After we strolled around Poitiers for a while, mainly the shopping area, which is quite big and very clean. It was pleasant to walk without the hustle and bustle of the larger cities.
Picked up some supplies for lunch on the road tomorrow and back to the hotel for a hot shower and a reasonably early night.