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Day 25 - Monday, 29th September, 2014
We were out of Limoges fairly early today as we had a couple of things to do.
Firstly, we went to Oradour-sur-Glane, the scene of a Nazi atrocity on 10th June, 1944, where 642 of its inhabitants including woman and children, were massacred by the German Waffen SS. A German Panzer Unit was making its way north to counter the advance of the Allies at the D day landings. At the same time a ...
After a terrific thunder storm during the night, we left at 9.45 for the 83 miles to this Aire. It was a very different journey as the scenery was quite flat compared to the previous journeys. However, we arrived by 1205 which was good. This Aire is in the car park of the town and you are right outside the school. It says that ...
We were off towards Paris at 7.35am and onto the nearest Highway. Around 9am we left the main Highway to tour a small village called Clos Luce where Leonardo Di Vinci lived for a number of years after being contracted by the French King at the time to decorate his Palaces. He loved the area and died there in the 15th Century. He is buried in a nearby Chateau Di Amboise where we also drove around. On seeing the area– it is easy ...
... the actual site is closed to the public, an interpretation centre in the village includes a full size replica of the frieze. Nearby, we visited a famous abbey in Saint Savin, the medieval city of Chauvigny, plus the National Park Brenne, the towns of Le Blanc and Montmorillon. The hotel, the Relais de Lyon D'Or, is beautiful, we are in a house over a 1,000 years old, but the conveniences are fortunately more ...
... dining in the streets waiting for the fireworks to celebrate Bastille Day. We visited the old Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Palace after an enjoyable dinner at a local restaurant. The town has a large square that is very well utilised by both the locals, university students and visitors to the town. This is just the cutest little town and Ann has decided she would ...