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... is unusual. Churches are usually at
the town center. So, we saw an old man standing at a bus stop who pointed us
down the road saying the church was another 4km. We were completely
disheartened by this because we had already walked 34km! However, we walked for
about 2 min and could see the church. It was about 1.5 km from where we had
asked the old man. Whew!
When we arrived, we were greeted by the proprietor, who
... and ate almost nothing.
My companions and I left the lodgings together, and I planned to walk with them until we were well outside of the town. My guide book is not very helpful in big cities, as it does not give street names. I’m not sure that I would have been able to find my way out without some help. Limoges is a very large city (for France).
We walked for 7km before we were finally out of the city and its suburbs. I walked ...
... the Art Deco style. Stained glass windows, a large sculptural allegories depicting four important regions of France, and a large clock tower all make it just spectacular. Exiting the station, I could see the cathedral right, like a beacon, I walked towards it with no directions of map needed. I was to be staying with the nuns in a house right next to the cathedral. When I rang their bell, they invited me to leave my bag there until my room was ready so that I could explore ...
... into the walk, I was supposed to find a trail. I passed two likely trails, yet neither were marked. Where the markings would usually be, there were large signs pointing to a pilgrim refuge that was further along the road. When I met with my companions after the walk, they too said that they had not been able to find the trail. We all believe that the owners of the refuge moved the signs to encourage pilgrims to pass by their place. Which, I should note, was ridiculously expensive. It ...
... weeks ago. I thanked my luck for having found the place. She was very kind and shared with me a bit about how she ended up in a small town in rural France. I gave her the email address for the guide book so that she could add her restaurant, which looked very nice on the inside, and I wish I had been able to stay for lunch. She also offered to refill my water bottles, and she watched my bag for me while I went to visit the local church.
The church had ...