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... It may have all the artistic gems and may have a slight French feel to it but, just like any big city, it’s got too many other cultures and types of people mixed in. It makes me wonder about some of the other big cities I’m going to – Athens, Rome, Budapest, etc.
There are a lot of other thoughts I’ve had but these are the few that are coherent enough to voice at this point.
I didn’t do much today with things being closed. I did ...
... it was kind of blah.
The one I really liked was the Cathedral Saint Pierre (pic 4, pic 5). It was gigantic and had some beautiful gothic architecture. Unfortunately, when I went in, there was a service of some sort being held with the organ being played, people singing, and the Eucharist being taken. I didn’t feel comfortable advancing more than a few feet in the door. Just far enough to see how beautiful the church was. I couldn’t be too ...
... narrow streets and set on a hill. It has been pedestrianised and it's a lovely shopping area. There is a market around Notre Dame, and an indoor market alongside.
But we haven't seen anything to match the splendour of Limoges.
Chauvigny is our next destination.
It was a chilly grey day in the medieval cite. The kids in France are on half term, but the castles and chateaux are closed. The donjon was tall, the chateau was intimidating and the castle was a ruin! ...
... the islands and several rum-based drinks. Each was explained and put in context which added a great deal to the pleasure of the tasting.
We also had several coach excursions organized to the several different sites of interest in the area. These included the ancient fortress town of Chauvigny with its multiple castles and a collection of live birds of prey including ...
... 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.