Arriving in Tours

Tour was already our last stop on the Plantagenet trip and after enjoying two nights in an apartment in Poitiers,…

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Auberge Chez Cul de Paille

After an exciting day in Chinon and a quick stroll around Poitiers, we needed sustenance and if possible, something delicious.…

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Breakfast at Viola

From the outside Viola looks like a fairly small place, but there’s more than meets the eye. Besides a variety…

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Breakfast at La Mercerie

La Mercerie has already been around for a couple of years, but so far I have only managed to come…

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More stuff to see in the historical center of Poitiers

The historical center of Poitiers was indeed a treasure trove and we spent a whole day walking around and exploring…

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The historic sites of Poitiers

On the first morning in Poitiers we started with our sightseeing tour of the historic sites of the city at…

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First impressions of Poitiers

After a long day in Chinon, which involved a lot of walking, we arrived in Poitiers. Unfortunately we missed the…

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The Chinon Castle aka The Royal Fortress of Chinon

The Royal Fortress of Chinon was founded already in the 10th century by Theobald I., Count of Blois. Two centuries…

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The enchanted town of Chinon

The town of Chinon came to our attention due to its proximity to Fontevraud and of course its history with…

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