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... of research into the Abbey downloading the app to find out all about it so when we got in Corban was completely engaged with his audio guide. We really enjoyed our time here absorbing the history. Surprised how interested Corban was but also thankful that he was not scared of the church as he had been having issues with the cathedrals we had been visiting up until now.
Next on the agenda was to make it up to the change of the Horse guards, as we were just ...
... a transit and internment camp for ‘undesirables’, artists, politicians,
journalists… and then the final period August 1942 to September 1942 was a
holding camp for Jews deported to Auschwitz via Drancy (another French camp).
It gave us all a ‘real’ understanding of what things were like in the past war
times and how sad and nasty life was for many people due to being different in
various ways. Corban was ...
... When he was finally allowed to paint he painted 150 paintings. During this time he also did 100 drawings. Unfortunately none of his work is here. They do have pictures of his paintings in the spots where he painted. It was nice to be walking in his footsteps. However, I discovered that Arles did have a museum with his paintings L' Espace de van Gogh. Viking didn't arrange a visit on either of their Van Gogh tours - I find this unbelievable!
... time and we ended up stuck in a jam which added about an hour to the journey. Once back on the main road the driving was easy however and we reached Carcasonne without incident - it was quite an amazing site approaching th old town with its fairytale castle turrets at sunset. The campground was very nice and located near the centre of town only 10 mins walk from the Cite. Croissants and chocolatines ordered for the morning , a quick dinner and off to ...
... et Madame have made, It's heaven. The campsite is on a beach that stretches for 20 kilometres. There are mud flats with pink flamingos, egrets, oyster catchers and numerous other species. I swim in the sea, I run along the sand, Monsieur et Madame are content again. If there is one place in France that I would recommend it's here, Saintes Maries De La Mare.
More about the Camargue next week.
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