Hotel de la Cognette
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... a French Walmart) where I was able to get a smoothie for breakfast and a delicious salad to carry for lunch. After that, I felt a lot better about the day’s prospects even if it was going to be a hot day.
We got lost three times today. Well, we weren’t really lost, but we had to backtrack a bit. The first time, we walked right past the sign and didn’t notice. Then, when we came to the road, we knew that we had taken the wrong ...
... more English that that.) I am forced to speak French and only French.
This is not easy. Sure, I can more than get by, but I lack all the subtlety of
language that I am used to having with English. When I have something to add to
conversations, I know that my words are constantly falling short of my
thoughts. I know that I sound like a child. I know that it is difficult
sometimes for others to understand my accent. I am surrounded by people who do
... in the 1950’s, then partially restored in the 1990’s. During the 1990’s restoration, they uncovered sarcophaguses from the 10th century with jewelry and burial pots that they sent to the Louvre. They also discovered a magnificent fresco of the benevolent Christ. When the church had first been built, the homes of the local farmers were 2-3km away, but during the Hundred Years War, they began to fortify the church with walls. As the ...
... that they don’t eat well. I am really starting to enjoy French butter…mmm. The couple of the house were very welcoming, and I appreciated being invited to eat with them.
After breakfast, we began the walk to Issoudun, which sounds like a place hobbits march through on the road to Mordor. It was 10km from Villeneauve-sur-Cher to the closest town, Charost, where we were happily surprised to find a café open on Pentecost. We sipped some tea ...
... bakery that had beautiful fruit tarts in the window. My companions said that is traditional in France to have a cake on Sundays, so we all agreed to split the price of a large fruit tart. We then walked to the local church and had our grand lunch on the stairs. Salad, pasta, roast chicken, boiled eggs, cheese, and fruit tart. It was hardly a pilgrim’s lunch! The weather was nice, and it was by far the highlight of the day.